Jeff Mabry is ready to make history. As Boom’s Chief Flight Test Engineer, he’s preparing the XB-1 team for ground and flight tests. When the time comes for XB-1 to go supersonic, he’ll lead the control room team, ensuring a safe and efficient flight test program in California’s Mojave Desert.
Jeff joined Boom following an extensive career as a U.S. Air Force test pilot, where he flew more than 2,600 hours in 34 different aircraft, including the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter and C-12 Huron airplane. …
That’s Boom’s invitation to all hiring candidates and future employees. As the company building the next era of supersonic travel, Boom champions mission-driven, collaborative, multidisciplinary leaders throughout the organization.
You’ll find exactly those qualities within XB-1’s flight test team, the cross-functional group ensuring a safe and effective flight for XB-1. Learn more about the people behind this test program and how they’re shaping the future of flight.
At the core of Boom’s mission is a passion for people. We’re building a dramatically more accessible world, so travelers can spend more time where it matters.
Ask any employee about why they work at Boom and the answers may all sound the same. Whether it’s the opportunity to solve complex problems, work in a multidisciplinary role, or achieve what others said was impossible, a common theme rings true — the inspiring ability to foster greater human connection and access to the world.
We invite you to learn more about the people behind our supersonic planes, their backgrounds, and personal…
Before XB-1 becomes a regular sight in the skies above the Mojave Desert, Boom’s team of flight test engineers will complete a program that safely tests every aspect of the aircraft’s performance. Their role is critical to aircraft safety and performance, and it begins long before first flight.
What does it take to become a flight test engineer? Here’s a quick guide to exploring career opportunities testing aircraft ranging from fighter jets to delivery drones.
A flight test engineer is responsible for the planning, execution and reporting of a flight test event through a close collaborative process with the test…
A letter from Boom Founder & CEO Blake Scholl
Ask me about 2020 and I’ll tell you about Boom’s people — their relentless and mission-obsessed spirit, the late nights, long hours, and limit-pushing passion that made supersonic a reality.
At the rollout of Boom’s XB-1s supersonic demonstrator, VP Julie Valk took the stage to answer a critical question: Why build a demonstrator aircraft with one seat before building the company’s 65+ seat supersonic airliner?
In other words, why not start with the airliner?
Valk, who leads commercial development and operations at Boom, explained that it’s common for aircraft manufacturers to build demonstrators. Manufacturers use them as research vehicles to conduct experiments and test the viability of new analysis methods, systems, configurations, equipment, and materials. …
As Boom’s Head of Manufacturing — and its seventh employee — Mike Jagemann brings advanced manufacturing technologies to all aspects of the aircraft design process.
At the XB-1 rollout event, Jagemann shared that Boom built its team with three fundamental philosophies in mind:
“What does a revolution in high-performance computing have to do with a revolution in high-performance aircraft?” began Boom Founder and CEO Blake Scholl.
Following Boom’s decision to go “all-in” on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Scholl stood on the re:Invent stage to explain the significance of AWS’s services and infrastructure for the development of Overture, the world’s fastest airliner, and future of high speed flight.
“We’re going ‘all-in’ with AWS because high-performance computing is key to this new era of airplane design,” said Scholl. “AWS helps us continuously refine our designs without compromise so that we can deliver a superior flight…
From the desk of the employees at Boom Supersonic. The start-up building the fastest commercial airplane. Ever.