Subscribe Free
in Maintenance

Boom and Rolls-Royce collaborate on Overture

Posted 31 July 2020 · Add Comment

Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company building the world's fastest civil aircraft, and Rolls-Royce, has announced an engagement agreement to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture.

 

Boom's commercial airliner, Overture.  Image:  Boom Supersonic

The goal of the new agreement is to work together to identify the propulsion system that would complement Boom's Overture airframe. The engagement will involve teams from Boom and Rolls-Royce collaborating in engine-airframe matching activities for Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture. The teams will also examine certain key aspects of the propulsion system. The teams will investigate whether an existing engine architecture can be adapted for supersonic flight, while Boom's internal team continues to develop the airframe configuration.

 

"We've had a series of valuable collaborations and co-locations with Rolls-Royce over the past years to lay the groundwork for this next phase of development," said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO. "We look forward to building on the progress and rapport that we've already built with our collaboration as we work to refine Overture's design and bring sustainable supersonic transport to passenger travel."

 

The priorities of this engagement are informed by Boom and Rolls-Royce's shared commitment to sustainability. Both companies recognize that supersonic passenger travel has to be compatible with a net-zero carbon future, and the two teams will work together to address sustainability in Overture design and operations. Overcoming the technological challenges of supersonic flight provides a unique opportunity to accelerate innovation sustainably.

 

"We share a strong interest in supersonic flight and in sustainability strategies for aviation with Boom," said Simon Carlisle, Director of Strategy, Rolls-Royce. "We're now building on our valuable experience in this space as well as our previous work together to further match and refine our engine technology for Boom's Overture." 

 

As a result of this collaboration, Boom and Rolls-Royce expect to make significant progress towards finalising Overture's aircraft configuration and propulsion system.

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Trent XWB-84 successfully reach planned time on wing

A batch of Rolls-Royce Trent XWB-84 engines has successfully reached their planned time on wing.

Qatar Airways to resume flights to Lisbon

Qatar Airways is to resume four weekly flights to Lisbon, Portugal starting 14 August 2020.

Qatar Airways resumes more U.S flights

Qatar Airways has continued to work with the U.S. government and airports as the airline rebuilds its U.S. network with the resumption of services to Houston and Philadelphia.

Emirates ramps up passenger services to Pakistan

Emirates will increase its passenger services to/from Pakistan starting 10 August.

Qatar Airways resumes services to Adelaide

Qatar Airways will resume services to Adelaide, Australia starting from 16 August 2020.

Tawazun teams up with Airbus for satellite assembly

Abu Dhabi based Tawazun Economic Council (Tawazun) has formed a collaboration with Airbus and the National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) from the UAE University, to build and develop a Satellite Assembly, Integration

GAS_SK2805200920
See us at
World Defence Show 2022Manama Air Power Symposium 2020Global Aerospace Summit 2020Aviation MENA 2021Saudi International Airshow 2021