Music to Boom Supersonic’s ears as American Airlines orders 20 Overture aircraft

The Overture jet is expected to roll out in 2025 and fly its first passengers by 2029 ©American Airlines

Boom Supersonic and American Airlines have jointly announced that the American carrier has confirmed an order for 20 of Boom Supersonic’s aircraft with the payment of a non-refundable deposit, plus an option for an additional 40 of the supersonic jets.

The Overture, which is scheduled to roll out in 2025 and fly its first passengers by 2029, will have a capacity for between 65 and 80 passengers and be capable of flying at Mach 1.7 with a range of 4,250 nautical miles.

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 Overture jets.

The Overture has been designed to operate on over 600 global routes at twice the speed of current commercial jets. As an example, the Overture will be able to fly from Miami to London in just under five hours and Los Angeles to Honolulu in three hours. The Overture is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and orders, including purchases and options from American Airlines, United Airlines and Japan Airlines, stands at 130 aircraft.

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