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New design: Boom Overture becomes a four-engine supersonic aircraft

New design: Boom Overture becomes a four-engine supersonic aircraft

New design: Boom Supersonic has redesigned the front of the planned supersonic aircraft. The big question is where the four engines come from now.

Boom Supersonic has redesigned its proposed supersonic flyer called Introduction. Instead of 55, it should now make room for 65 to 80 passengers and instead of two, it will now have four engines. The fuselage tapers towards the rear and the wings are called gull wings, which have a slight crook.

The Front is said to be able to reach Mach 1.7 speed and fly with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel. According to Boom Supersonic, when fully manned, the aircraft will have a range of 4,250 nautical miles or 7,871 kilometers.

Boom without burning

“We’ve learned so much over the past few years that we’ve seen a real opportunity to improve the configuration,” Blake Schull, president of Boom, said at the Farnborough Air Show on Tuesday (July 19). For example, engines now have better, more efficient, and quieter bypass ratio. The wings will also perform better at high and low speeds.

Moreover, no additional combustion device is planned, as this would be too high and not sustainable enough. “We don’t need a back-combustion device to reach supersonic speeds,” says Schull. You have enough to pay.

In the future maybe without Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce, a former partner in engine development, is not mentioned much in the presentation. When asked if they would now rely on another partner, Scholl simply said, “We’ve already made more progress in the drive than we can show today.” You are looking at different solutions. This included current engines that could be relatively adapted for supersonic flight.

Boom also revealed a partnership agreement with Northrop Grumman to develop variants for the special operations of the US government and its allies at Farnborough. Scholl said troop transfers, evacuations or disaster operations could be considered. But the front will not be armed.