Pilot Magazine UKGA

About You

Log In Register UKGA membership

Flight planning

Flight planning New flightplan NOTAM map LARS map & NOTAMs Danger area, mil. & TRA activations Weather map GPS route download Find waypoints Your waypoints New waypoint

Forums

Forums Currently discussing "GP LAPL medical via CAA/Cellma"

Other items

Articles Events Links News Surveys Tips Other users Feedback UKGA membership About UKGA
Thursday, 15 Dec 2016

Boom unveils XB-1 supersonic demonstrator

There’s a ‘Baby Boom’ on the way, but it’s nothing to do with a rising birth rate.

Colorado-based Boom Technology has unveiled its XB-1 ‘Baby Boom’ supersonic demonstrator and proof-of-concept prototype.

It is a one-third-scale prototype of the Boom supersonic passenger airliner.

Boom hopes the XB-1 will lead to development of a 45-passenger airliner that could fly from London to New York just over three hours.

The first flight is planned for late this year, with subsonic testing to be conducted near Denver.

Supersonic flights up to Mach 2.2 will be flown from Southern California in partnership with Virgin Galactic's The Spaceship Company, which will provide engineering and manufacturing services, along with flight test support and operations for the XB-1, and has an option on the first ten Boom airliners.

‘Sixty years after the dawn of the jet age, we're still flying at 1960s speeds,’ said Boom Founder and Chief Executive Officer Blake Scholl during the rollout ceremony at Denver’s Centennial Airport.

‘Concorde's designers didn't have the technology for affordable supersonic travel, but now we do.’

 

PHOTO: Boom Technology

Login to say you like this
16 Dec 16
Greg Forrest Comment
Login to comment on this

Contribute to UKGA

Do you have news you wish to publish?
Send it to us!

About You

Log In Register UKGA membership

Airfields

Interactive airfield map Search by name Search by postcode Search by location Fuel prices Pilot reviews Latest
(No favourites selected)

Flight planning

Flight planning New flightplan NOTAM map LARS map & NOTAMs Danger area, mil. & TRA activations Weather map GPS route download Find waypoints Your waypoints New waypoint

Forums

Forums Currently discussing "GP LAPL medical via CAA/Cellma"

Other items

Articles Events Links News Surveys Tips Other users Feedback UKGA membership About UKGA