Boom Supersonic Starts Construction on Overture Superfactory
Boom Supersonic has begun construction on a new manufacturing facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, where they will be building their flagship supersonic airliner, Overture. The facility will also include a test facility and a customer delivery centre. This is an exciting development for Boom Supersonic and a significant step forward in the production of their supersonic airliner.
“Today’s groundbreaking for the Overture Superfactory represents a significant step forward in building sustainable and accessible supersonic travel for the world,” said Kathy Savitt, President of Boom Supersonic. “This milestone is a shared one, and we are deeply appreciative of the input, leadership, and support of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, local community, and the state of North Carolina.”
Boom Supersonic plans to hire more than 2,400 workers at its new Overture Superfactory by 2032, and recruiting efforts are already underway. The facility is expected to have a big effect on North Carolina's economy. It is thought that the full manufacturing programme will add at least $32.3 billion to the economy of the state over the next 20 years. In addition to creating jobs, the company is also investing in the future workforce by offering over 200 internships for students in North Carolina's public universities, community colleges, and trade schools. This will give students a chance to learn about the supersonic industry and get valuable experience and training.
"Building on our legacy of 'First in Flight,' North Carolina is ready to partner with Boom Supersonic in leading the way to a fast and clean aviation future," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said. "Our economy is taking flight with a talented workforce and strong infrastructure ready for these new, good-paying jobs in innovation and aerospace."
“It’s an exciting time to live in North Carolina and see the influx of innovative companies establish roots in our state. The high-paying and skilled jobs that Boom Supersonic will create will make a significant economic impact in the Triad and across the entire state,” said North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger.
Paul Mengert, Chair of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, said, "Boom Supersonic continues to keep its promises and is growing its presence in North Carolina, which is making people in the area excited. On behalf of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority and our board members, we congratulate Boom on this important step for Overture."
This year, the company will focus on building the Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina, with the help of BE&K Building Group and BRPH, its design partner. The company is committed to environmental sustainability, and the building will be LEED certified.
In 2024, Boom plans to install tooling provided by Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) ahead of moving into the building and preparing the facility and staff for the Overture production launch the same year. Boom also announced the unveiling of SymphonyTM, a new propulsion system designed and optimised for Overture, which took place in Greensboro last month. This is a significant step forward in the development of their supersonic airliner, Overture.
Source: Boom Supersonic