Boom, Rolls-Royce Team On Overture Supersonic Study
Guy Norris July 30, 2020
High-speed airliner developer Boom Supersonic and engine-maker Rolls-Royce have agreed to study propulsion system concepts for the Colorado-based company’s proposed Mach 2.2 Overture aircraft design.
The agreement comes after five years of behind-the-scenes discussions between the two companies and could pave the way for a follow-on engine selection for the Overture, a 75-seat airliner which Boom aims to debut into commercial service later this decade.
The Boom project represents a possible return to high-speed commercial flight for Rolls which, together with Safran (formerly Snecma), developed the…