Can you name the first woman to break the sound barrier or win a national air race? You will soon.
As part of Women’s History Month, Boom teamed up with the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) to spotlight six barrier-breaking women and bring their stories forward. These aviators broke barriers of gender, class, race — and sound — and made an indelible contribution to aviation and the world we live in.
When an inventor builds a new product, they’re most likely not thinking about the inexorable end of its useful life. The eventual resting place of a product 20 or even 50 years into the future is difficult to imagine. Whether it’s a better light bulb or a safer propane tank, inventors focus on solving a problem and getting a product into the hands of customers rather than its disposal.
For Boom, a product’s entire life cycle is equally important, including its retirement from the market. Boom is building sustainability into every aspect of Overture, its supersonic commercial airliner, including the…
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. …
We believe that sustainability is about not just reducing impact, but driving forward cleaner, more environmentally-friendly innovation for the future. Travel is a fundamental part of what it means to be human, enabling more access, connection, and experiences across the globe. Travel is essential to sustainable development.
That’s why we chose to incorporate sustainability from day one of founding. Our aircraft will be designed for net zero carbon flight because we believe faster travel and sustainability must go hand-in-hand.
From the design, assembly, performance, and even retirement of our aircraft, we lead with a supersonic commitment to sustainability.
Historically, supersonic flight has been an experience reserved for military pilots, air racers, and even astronauts. But thanks in part to the collaboration between Boom and Japan Airlines, access to supersonic speed will soon become a reality for millions of travelers worldwide.
In 2017, Boom and Japan Airlines formed a strategic partnership aimed at developing Overture, the world’s fastest and most sustainable airliner. Investing $10 million with the option to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, Japan Airlines has continued to support Boom’s supersonic vision by sharing expertise and perspective on operation and the inflight experience.
The return of supersonic…
For Boom, it’s all about innovation: the breakthroughs that are driving a new era of supersonic commercial travel — and how those breakthroughs will ultimately transform how we experience the planet.
Linking the past to the present, Boom’s new Museum Monday Twitter chat series chronicles the aircraft programs that have paved the way for its commercial airliner, Overture. Each month, Boom partners with a different museum to delve into the history (and mystery) of iconic supersonic aircraft.
For its maiden chat, Boom tapped into the expertise of Museum of Flight Senior Curator Matthew Burchette. The topic? The Museum’s XF8U-1, the…
Design thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation. According to award-winning industrial designer and IDEO executive chair Tim Brown, “it draws from the designer’s toolkit to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success (Source).”
Brown, a widely respected thought leader in human-centered design, has made a career of designing for the customer. He champions the interdisciplinary nature of design and believes in the power of creativity to solve problems across sectors such as education, health, business, government, technology, and more. …
What’s the most important and direct way to benefit the success of an aerospace program? According to Boom’s Head of Manufacturing Mike Jagemann, the answer is to “get it right in the design.”
When engineers and technicians collaborate to ensure that build requirements are incorporated in the design phase of a program, a team can minimize the cost, time, and labor involved in the actual assembly. Boom prioritized bringing the disciplines of design and manufacturing together from the beginning to bring XB-1 together in the safest and most efficient way possible.
“Does this feel like the best work of your career?” If you’re an employee at Boom, chances are you’ve heard this question before. Founder and CEO Blake Scholl often stops coworkers in the hall to ensure their job is as meaningful as it is challenging.
“I want Boom to be the place where the best people are inspired and enabled to do the best work of their careers,” says Scholl. “It’s people, not companies, who change the world, and that’s why our dream team is so important.”
Interested in landing a career at Boom? These are just a few of…
Joe Salamone is shaping the future of acoustics in supersonic aircraft design. As Boom’s Principal Acoustics Engineer, he supports the teams designing Overture, the company’s supersonic commercial airliner. With a Ph.D. in acoustics from Penn State, industry awards for sonic boom research, and 20 years experience at Gulfstream Aerospace, Salamone is uniquely positioned to ensure noise considerations are deeply-rooted in Overture’s design.
Salamone joined Boom at a pivotal time in Overture’s development. His primary focus is providing the acoustics data that is helping engineers design a quieter — and hence more sustainable — aircraft. On any given day, he conducts…
From the desk of the employees at Boom Supersonic. The start-up building the fastest commercial airplane. Ever.