A year after Boom announced that Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C., would be the site of the Overture Superfactory, Boom has now begun construction of the Overture "Superfactory," a major milestone before the aircraft's production launch in 2024.
First Stone Laying
A year after Boom announced that Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, would be the site of the Overture Superfactory, Boom has now begun construction of the Overture "Superfactory" (super factory), a major milestone before the aircraft's production launch, announced for 2024. The event was held at Piedmont Triad International Airport, with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, Senate Leader Phil Berger and several other elected officials and community leaders who were instrumental in Boom's decision to choose North Carolina in attendance.
250,905 sq. ft. dedicated
In this state-of-the-art superfactory, Boom will produce and assemble Overture, its supersonic airliner. The Overture will carry 65 to 80 passengers and be capable of flying on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at twice the speed of today's fastest passenger jets. The 62-acre (nearly 251,000 m2) site will also house a test facility and customer delivery center for Overture. Construction of the site will take place throughout 2023 and will be led by BE&K Building Group in partnership with the design firm.
Boom made the decision to build its North Carolina facility in Greensboro after relying on a number of compelling factors. These include the region's large, skilled and experienced workforce, access to leading universities, colleges and technical schools. But also being home to several leading aerospace suppliers, not to mention the proximity to the Atlantic Ocean for Overture test flights. Still, the XB-1, which left the factory in October 2020, has not been the subject of any communication since that event and does not even appear to be flying.
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