Boom Supersonic enters an agreement to buy up to 5 million gallons of SAF annually throughout its Overture flight test program.
Boom Supersonic has entered into an agreement with Dimensional Energy, to procure sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for their Overture flight test program, as announced on May 23, 2023.
The agreement entails Boom purchasing a maximum of 5 million gallons of SAF annually throughout the duration of the program. Dimensional Energy specializes in producing carbon neutral fuels and products through carbon dioxide recycling.
Boom Supersonic aims to revive supersonic air travel, following the legacy of the Concorde, and their Overture aircraft is currently their sole planned commercial aircraft.
The Overture is designed to fly at Mach 1.7 at an altitude of 60,000 feet, accommodating 65 to 80 passengers and offering a range of up to 4250 nautical miles (4888 miles or 7867 kilometers). Notably, it will operate entirely on sustainable aviation fuel.
Kathy Savitt, the President and Chief Business Officer at Boom, emphasized the significance of sustainable aviation fuel in transforming air travel. Boom plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025 and has already secured a total of 10 million gallons of SAF. Besides the latest agreement with Dimensional Energy, the company previously signed a similar deal with AIR COMPANY for up to 5 million gallons of SAF per year throughout the Overture flight test program.
In January 2023, Boom announced the beginning of construction on its Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina. The factory is where the final assembly line, test facilities, and customer delivery center for the Overture will be located.
The production of the Overture is scheduled to begin in 2024.
After being shunned by civilian engine manufacturers Rolls-Royce and CFM International, Boom joined forces with Kratos Defense, a predominantly military-focused manufacturer, to develop and construct the Symphony engine for the Overture in December 2022.