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May 28, 2024
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After a long search, start-up Boom Supersonic has selected Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro (North Carolina) as the manufacturing site of its Overture supersonic transport, it announced on January 26. Boom plans to start production of the first prototype in 2024, but this looks optimistic. Is Boom’s Overture schedule really realistic?

Boom has acquired a 65 hectares site next to the airport’s runway and Interstate 73 motorway. The project is hailed as bringing 1.750 jobs in 2030 and even 2.400 two years later to North Carolina, which is close to a number of tier 1 suppliers to the aviation industry. Boom claims that SST production will benefit the state’s economy with $32.3 billion in the coming twenty years.


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.