The developer combined the Concorde with Jumbo Jet (Boeing 747), and expects to start deliveries in 2029.
Boom Supersonic, an American aviation startup developing the promising Overture supersonic airliner in partnership with United Airlines, has presented a revised technical design of the head of series of its passenger aircraft, whose first flight is scheduled for 2026.
“It is as if a Concorde [supersonic ] and a [Boeing double-decker, four-engine] 747 had a baby,” Boom CEO Blake Scholl joked, commenting on the aircraft’s new design at the 2022 Farnborough Air Show near London on March 19. July, according to the Flight Global portal.
To create a more efficient aircraft and silent, Boom reduced the Overture’s passenger capacity, increased its number of engines, and reconfigured the aircraft’s fuselage and wings.
The main feature of the new version was the installation of four engines instead of two. By increasing the number of afterburners, the Overture will be able to take off at reduced thrust values, which will help reduce noise levels.
It is anticipated that the aircraft, whose manufacture in series starts in 2029, it will be able to fly from New York to London in 3.5 hours, instead of the average 7 hour time it takes for current airline planes.
The aircraft is designed to travel at a speed of Mach 1.7 over water and 0.94M over populated areas, so as not to generate a sonic boom. It will have a range of 8,056 km and the capacity to carry 64-80 passengers. The aircraft is 61.3 meters long and has a wingspan of 32.3 meters.