Supersonic jets are the future of air travel, and United Airlines has just announced their intention to add supersonic jets to their line of aircrafts. United Airlines plans to buy fifteen planes from a supersonic jet maker, Boom Supersonic.
While a commercial supersonic jet has not been built yet, the Overture is expected to be the first. It will run on sustainable aviation fuel, making it a zero-emission aircraft carrier. The Overture should be ready to fly in 2026, but it won’t carry passengers until 2029.
Boom Supersonic is a company that specializes in supersonic jets. This company has grown substantially since it was founded seven years ago. Their vision is to introduce supersonic jets to the commercial world of aviation.
A new age of aviation
If Boom Supersonic reaches its target goals, the Overture and other supersonic jets will cut flight time in half, marking a new age of commercial aviation.
With United Airlines’ announcement to add Boom Supersonic’s jets to their line of aircraft carriers, they are taking a massive step towards making the world more accessible as well as cutting their carbon footprint substantially.
United Airlines has invested in creating a carbon-neutral line of aircrafts to reduce carbon emissions. They have taken a significant step towards this goal by announcing their intention to purchase net-zero carbon supersonic jets.
United Airlines is committed to reducing its carbon footprint. This commercial flight company is constantly looking for new development opportunities, such as adding electric aircrafts to their line of commercial aircraft carriers.
Boom Supersonic’s supersonic jets will be made to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel, which is why United Airlines plans to add them to their aircraft line once they are deemed safe for passengers.
As mentioned before, the Overture will be Boom Supersonic’s first supersonic jet designed for commercial flight. Boom will not start production of the Overture until their demonstrator jet flight flies successfully.
Once the Overture has been created and successfully completes its flight, Boom will need to gain certification from the Federal Aviation Administration as well as other regulators. If all goes to plan, the Overture will be the beginning of commercial supersonic jets.