the supersonic aircraft as fast as it is sustainable

“Time is money”, goes the popular expression. And it’s not for less, since today every minute counts. We see this, for example, in the transport of passengersThat is ground, clandestinely, maritime, or aerial. There are many projects that seek to find a way to gain speed and therefore precious time.

A clear example is that of commercial flights. Who wouldn’t appreciate saving a few hours on a transoceanic voyage? Well, it may be possible in a few years with the Overture, the new Boom Supersonic aircraft whose final design has just been presented. The American company ensures that this passenger plane will revolutionize the market by flying twice as fast as Airlines companies running.

The Overture will fly twice as fast as current airlines

The Overture will fly twice as fast as current airlines

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After seeing the Overture, many will surely remember the Concorde, the supersonic airliner that debuted in 1969 (over half a century ago!) and was able to fly Europe to the East Coast of the United States in just over three hours. Aircraft used by Air France and British Airways had extremely low maintenance costs. Dear and in 2003 it ceased operation, ending the stage of commercial flights above the speed of sound.


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It seems impossible that after two decades of inactivity no one has taken over Concorde, which can give us a rough idea of ​​the number of factors that hinder its staging. Now, the Overture presents itself as the perfect candidate to replace him. However, at Boom they knew from the first moment what had to differentiate them from Concorde if they did not want to fail: they had to be much more sustainableboth economically and environmentally.

much more durable

To achieve this, the company says the Overture will reduce carbon dioxide emission down to “net zero” and it will work in 100% synthetic fuels. The various carbon fiber elements contribute to reducing the weight of the vessel and improving its aerodynamics, which allows it to be more efficient in terms of fuel consumption.

In addition, composites made from this material “maintain their strength better at elevated temperatures than aluminum” because they “expand and contract much less than metal under supersonic conditions”, which will allow the ‘Overture to fly at higher speeds. Segurathe company said in a press release.

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The Overture will use 100% synthetic fuels

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Less noise

Another aspect that is meant to be improved over the Concorde is the noise that it generated when it took off and flew, and the consequent inconvenience this caused to the population. In that line, the Overture solves the problem with “four engines, instead of three”, which results in lower thrust for each, significantly reducing aircraft noise levels, its creators say.

In fact, in order to comply with the noise pollution regulations that govern commercial flights today, the Overture will use “the world’s first automated noise reduction system”. Without “afterburner” and with engines without “humming”, the takeoffs of this aircraft will be able to be combined with the fleets that currently operate, resulting in “a more serene experience for passengers and airport communities”, they indicate.

The Overture promises discreet noise on your take-offs

The Overture promises discreet noise on your take-offs

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An elegant design

The design of the Boom Supersonic is the result of 26 million hours of software simulation, in addition to five tests in the tunnel of wind and “the careful evaluation of 51 complete design iterations”. Her gull wings are another of the most striking novelties. With this sleek design, cruising and low speed conditions are optimized and more reliable take-off and landing operations are guaranteed.

In total, it is expected that each trip can carry between 65 and 80 passengers. The plane, which promises a range close to 7,900 kilometers, will be 61 meters long and more than 10 meters high. According to the company, the Overture will reduce flight time from New York to London to just 3.5 hours, or from Los Angeles to Sydney to just over 8 hours.

Gull wings make maneuvering at low speeds easier

Gull wings make maneuvering at low speeds easier

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When will it fly?

It is planned to reach 600 routes around the world and traveling at speeds of Mach 1.7 (2,083 km/h) on water and just under Mach 1 (the speed of sound which is equal to 1,235 km/h) on earth. It is therefore on the roads that fly over the maritime environment that its speed will stand out the most.

One of the airlines that has already shown interest is United Airlines, which announced a few days ago the purchase of 15 units of the Overture. For its part, Boom said that production will start in 2024 and passenger routes should start from 2029. Thus, there will still be time to wait a long time to enjoy supersonic flights again.

Opening will exceed 2,000 km/h

Opening will exceed 2,000 km/h

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