|Founders||Scholl, Wilding, Krall.|
|Products||Supersonic aircraft design|
Boom Technology is an American startup company designing a Mach 2.2 (1,300 kn; 2,300 km/h) 55-passenger supersonic transport with a range of 4,500 nmi (8,300 km), to be introduced in 2023, called Overture. After being incubated by Y Combinator in 2016, it raised $51 million of venture capital in 2017, and a further $100 million by January 2019. The Boom XB-1 Baby Boom one-third-scale demonstrator should be flight tested in 2019.
The company was founded in Denver in 2014. It participated in a Y-Combinator startup incubation program in early 2016, and has been funded by Y Combinator, Sam Altman, Seraph Group, Eight Partners, and others.
In March 2017, $33 million were invested by several venture funds: Continuity Fund, RRE Ventures, Palm Drive Ventures, 8VC and Caffeinated Capital. Boom secured $41 million of total financing by April 2017. In December 2017, Japan Airlines invested $10 million, raising the company capital to $51 million: enough to build the XB-1 “Baby Boom” demonstrator and complete its testing, and to start early design work on the 55-seat airliner. In January 2019, Boom raised a further $100 million, bringing the total to $151 million. With this new financing, the first test flight of the demonstrator aircraft was planned for later in 2019.
XB-1 Baby Boom
The XB-1 Baby Boom is a one-third-scale supersonic demonstrator, designed to maintain Mach 2.2, with over 1,000 nmi (1,900 km) of range. Powered by three 4,300 lbf (19 kN) dry General Electric CJ610s, it is expected to be flight tested in 2019.
The Overture is a proposed Mach 2.2 (1,300 kn; 2,300 km/h), 55-passenger supersonic transport with 4,500 nmi (8,300 km) of range, to be introduced in 2025. With 500 viable routes, there could be a market for 1,000 supersonic airliners with business class fares. It had gathered 76 commitments by December 2017. It would keep the delta wing configuration of Concorde but would be built with composite materials. It would be powered by three dry 15,000–20,000 lbf (67–89 kN) turbofans; a derivative or a clean-sheet design will be selected in 2019.
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