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Simple Flying – October 7, 2020 – Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator Rolled Out

Posted on October 9, 2020


Meet The Baby Boom – XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator Rolled Out

byJoanna Bailey

October 7, 2020

Moments ago, Boom Supersonic rolled out its XB-1, the demonstrator airplane for its forthcoming Overture. It’s the first rollout of a civilian supersonic aircraft since the Tupolev TU-144 in 1968 and is a significant milestone in reinventing faster-than-sound travel for the masses.

Move over Concorde; there’s a new girl in town

More than half a century since the world first clapped eyes on Concorde, there’s a new airplane in the stable. When Boom Supersonic first revealed plans for the Overture in 2016, few thought it would get this far. It was largely viewed as a vanity project that would end up as little more than a paper plane.

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