The future plane could cut long-haul flights in half.
The spaceship company enters the supersonic race with a jet that can carry up to 19 passengers.
The Boom XB-1 is not a prototype of the airliner-sized Overture, but it will perform testing of components that may be critical to the larger jet’s success.
Aerion’s AS2 is designed to cruise at more than 1,000 mph, but it could also become the most environmentally friendly business jet in its class.
Boom Supersonic announced that its XB-1 test program will use sustainable aviation fuels and carbon offsetting to achieve carbon neutrality.
Commercial travel at Mach 2 could be here within just a few years.
Boom Supersonic is going all in on its Mach 2.2 supersonic airliner and plans to have a small-scale prototype flying this year.