Aircraft Orders and Deliveries
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Concept of the Overture aircraft. (Photo: Boom Supersonic)

United Looks Towards Supersonic Transport with Start-Up Investment

United Airlines and start-up company Boom Supersonic have announced an agreement for up to 50 supersonic aircraft to be delivered from 2029 onwards, potentially making United the first airline in the world to receive a passenger supersonic jet since Concorde. According to the joint press release, both companies will be working together to achieve the "demanding safety, operating and sustainability requirements" that United will expect prior to delivery. Initially, the airline will take 15 aircraft, with options for another 35…

Betting on the Future: Boom Supersonic Gets a New Investor

Imagine if the Concorde took to the skies again. The iconic Concorde, except smaller, faster and able to traverse entire continents and oceans in a matter of a couple of hours. The next aircraft of the future. Partnering with eccentric British billionaire Richard Branson, Boom Technology is looking to make this…

Supersonic Airliner Scores Big in Paris

Boom Supersonic, an aircraft manufacturer developing a supersonic airliner, has announced that orders have tripled during this year’s Paris Air Show for its first aircraft. While specific airlines were not mentioned in the press release other than Virgin Atlantic which has already made its purchase public, the total aircraft ordered…

Boom and The Hopeful Future for Supersonic Commercial Flight

The Concorde was the jet-airliner of its time, with the ability to travel twice the speed of sound (Mach 2.0), a higher than normal (60,000 feet), and seating for 92-128 passengers. The Concorde first entered into service in 1976 and remained in the air until 2003. Meaning "harmony" or "union," the…