World’s fastest airliner ‘Overture’ to usher in new era of supersonic travel

Aug. 16, 2022
Overture’s engines will run on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel as it flies at Mach 1.7, Steve Yablonski reports for the NY Post.

DENVER - The world hasn’t seen commercial supersonic travel in nearly 20 years since the Concorde was retired in 2003, but all that is about to change with the development of a new, environmentally friendly airliner, Steve Yablonski reports for the NY PostContinue reading original article.

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

16 August 2022 - Overture will fly Mach 1.7 over water with a range of 4,250 nautical miles. Yesterday’s Overture reveal at the Farnborough International Airshow is the culmination of 26 million core-hours of simulated software designs, five wind tunnel tests, and the evaluation of 51 full design iterations, resulting in an economically and environmentally sustainable supersonic airliner.

On take-off, Overture will use the world’s first automated noise reduction system. The airliner will fly without afterburners, meeting the same strict regulatory noise levels as the latest subsonic airplanes. These noise reduction efforts will deliver a quieter experience both for passengers and airport communities.

Beyond the commercial applications of the supersonic flyer, Boom and Northrop Grumman announced a partnership to devlop special variants for U.S. and allied governments.

Related: Boom Supersonic and Rolls-Royce collaborate on Overture engine program

Related: X-59: NASA's quest to build a 'quiet' supersonic plane

Related: Commercial passenger aircraft and avionics being developed to adapt to environmentally friendly fuels

Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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