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Boom Supersonic Completes Construction of Overture Superfactory

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The Overture Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States.

(Greensboro, North Carolina) Boom Supersonic – the company in the process of building the world’s fastest airliner, Overture – today (June 17) held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO; ICAO: KGSO; FAA LID: GSO) in Greensboro, North Carolina to mark the completion of construction of its Overture Superfactory, the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States.

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Photo of Boom Supersonic’s Overture Superfactory at Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO; ICAO: KGSO; FAA LID: GSO) in Greensboro, North Carolina courtesy of Boom Supersonic.

The construction completion event comes less than three months after Boom’s XB-1 demonstrator completed its inaugural flight on March 22nd.

Per today’s press release from Boom, “hundreds of millions of passengers will fly supersonic on aircraft produced at the Overture Superfactory.”

The Overture factory’s first assembly line has the capacity to produce 33 Overture aircraft per year with an estimated value of more than $6 billion; Boom also plans to build an additional assembly line in order to scale to 66 supersonic airliners annually, according to the company.

The Overture Superfactory campus will also include a delivery center where various airlines – including United, American Airlines, and Japan Airlines – will receive their supersonic aircraft.

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Rendering of a United Airlines’ Boom Supersonic Airliner courtesy of Boom Supersonic.

The Superfactory is expected to contribute more than $32 billion to North Carolina’s economy and create 2,400 jobs over the next 20 years, according to Boom’s press release.

“Construction of the Overture Superfactory represents a major milestone toward ensuring the United States’ continued leadership in aerospace manufacturing,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. “Supersonic flight will transform air travel, and Overture provides a much-needed innovative alternative for airlines across the globe.”

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said: “As the state that was first in flight, North Carolina is excited to see Boom’s progress toward delivering the world’s first sustainable supersonic airliner. Our state has the skilled workforce, infrastructure and perfect location to help Boom revolutionize air travel.”

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Photo of Boom Supersonic’s Overture Superfactory at Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO; ICAO: KGSO; FAA LID: GSO) in Greensboro, North Carolina courtesy of Boom Supersonic.

The Overture Superfactory – which will be LEED certified and is expected to be at least 40% more energy efficient compared to similar manufacturing facilities – was built by BE&K and designed by BRPH, according to Boom. The facility will prioritize sustainable products and integrate urban heat mitigation materials, high-efficiency LED lighting, and water conservation systems to reduce energy and water consumption.