To find the right propulsion system for Boom’s supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture
Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company building the world’s fastest civil aircraft, and Rolls Royce announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom’s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture.
The goal of the new agreement is to work together to identify the propulsion system that would complement Boom’s Overture airframe.
The engagement will involve teams from Boom and Rolls-Royce collaborating in engine-airframe matching activities. The teams will also investigate whether an existing engine architecture can be adapted for supersonic flight, while Boom’s internal team continues to develop the airframe configuration.
Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO said: “We’ve had a series of valuable collaborations and co-locations with Rolls-Royce over the past years to lay the groundwork for this next phase of development.
“We look forward to building on the progress and rapport that we’ve already built with our collaboration as we work to refine Overture’s design and bring sustainable supersonic transport to passenger travel.”
The priorities of this engagement are informed by Boom and Rolls-Royce’s shared commitment to sustainability. Overcoming the technological challenges of supersonic flight provides a unique opportunity to accelerate innovation sustainably.
Simon Carlisle, Director of Strategy, Rolls-Royce said: “We share a strong interest in supersonic flight and in sustainability strategies for aviation with Boom.
“We’re now building on our valuable experience in this space as well as our previous work together to further match and refine our engine technology for Boom’s Overture.”