Nathan Turner

Engineering Manager

Boom Supersonic successfully completed the first test flight of its XB-1 demonstrator aircraft, marking a significant milestone towards the return of supersonic travel. The flight took place at the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California. The XB-1, described as the world's first independently developed supersonic jet, achieved an altitude of 7,120 feet and speeds up to 238 knots (273 mph) during its inaugural flight. This event is a major step forward for Boom Supersonic, which aims to introduce the Overture, the world's fastest airliner, leveraging technologies such as carbon fiber composites, advanced avionics, digitally-optimized aerodynamics, and an advanced supersonic propulsion...