BOOM Supersonic to discuss revolutionary airliner at JFK Chamber of Commerce

BOOM Supersonic to discuss revolutionary airliner at JFK Chamber of Commerce
Rendering of the OVERTURE supersonic passsenger aircraft under development.
Courtesy BOOM

BOOM Supersonic is developing its Overture, their revolutionary Mach-2.2 speed Airliner, as the first supersonic aircraft to commercially fly passengers across the seas since the Concorde.

“We’re ready to make supersonic travel commercial today,” said founder and CEO Blake Scholl.

Eli Dourado, Global Policy & Communications, will be speaking to guests at the JFK Airport Chamber of Commerce on March 20th to share news about the excitement around this new aircraft, their recent $100 million investment and the time savings traveling overseas in the new Overture commercial aircraft.

Initial orders are coming from Virgin Atlantic and Japan Air Lines (JAL).

According to their press releases, “Boom owes a debt of gratitude to Richard Branson and Virgin for being first to throw in with us, when we were scarcely more than a dream and an engineering concept.”

Now JAL is helping Boom deliver something further: a mainstream supersonic airliner that is practical, reliable, and economical.

“Their decades of experience as a world-class operator — expertise in everything from passenger experience to safety to technical operations — will help us build an airliner not just with marquee speed, but also with the practicality required to truly change the way millions travel,” according to BOOM.

For more information on the JFK Chamber of Commerce luncheon, visit www.jfkairportchamberofcommerce.org/main/online-registration-march-20-2019-luncheon.

BOOM recently announced that it has closed a $100 million Series B investment round,bringing total funding to over $141 million. Investors, led by Emerson Collective, include Y Combinator Continuity, Caffeinated Capital, and SV Angel as well as founders and early backers of transformative companies like Google, Airbnb, Stripe, and Dropbox.

“This new funding allows us to advance work on Overture, the world’s first economically viable supersonic airliner. At Boom, our vision is to remove the barriers to experiencing the planet,” said Scholl. “Today, the time and cost of long-distance travel prevent us from connecting with far-off people and places. Overture fares will be similar to today’s business class — widening horizons for tens of millions of travelers. Ultimately, our goal is to make high-speed flight affordable to all.”

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