Aug 17, 2022

American Airlines Announces Agreement to Purchase Boom Supersonic Overture Aircraft, Places Deposit on 20 Overtures

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The ‘Son of Concorde’ will bring back supersonic travel to the U.S…

American Airlines, the world’s largest airline, has committed to buying 20 supersonic aircraft from a Colorado-based aircraft manufacturer, whose design is still under testing, a press release from the airline said.

Traveling at speeds faster than that of the sound was a regular event before the turn of the millennium. However, when the aircraft manufacturer Concorde went under, airlines had no option but to stick with subsonic aircraft. This is the reason why flights across the world are long when with supersonic travel, they could take only a few hours.

American, the world’s largest airline, poised to have the world’s largest supersonic fleet with new Boom Supersonic aircraft.

FORT WORTH, Texas, and DENVER, Aug. 16, 2022 — American Airlines and Boom Supersonic today announced the airline’s agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. American has paid a non-refundable deposit on the initial 20 aircraft. Overture is expected to carry passengers at twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft.

Boom Supersonic’s Overture would introduce an important new speed advantage to American’s fleet, which is currently the simplest, youngest and most efficient among U.S. network carriers. Under the terms of the agreement, Boom must meet industry-standard operating, performance and safety requirements as well as American’s other customary conditions before delivery of any Overtures.

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