Boom Supersonic collaborates with Rolls-Royce on propulsion system for supersonic aircraft

Boom Supersonic has announced it has entered an engagement agreement with Rolls-Royce, to explore the pairing of a Rolls-Royce propulsion system with Boom´s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture, the company said.

The goal of the new agreement is to work together to identify the propulsion system that would complement Boom´s Overture airframe. The engagement will involve teams from Boom and Rolls-Royce collaborating in engine-airframe matching activities for Boom´s flagship supersonic passenger aircraft, Overture.

The priorities of this engagement are informed by Boom and Rolls-Royce´s shared commitment to sustainability. Both companies recognize that supersonic passenger travel has to be compatible with a net-zero carbon future, and the two teams will work together to address sustainability in Overture design and operations.

Rolls-Royce Holdings plc is an industrial technology company with customers in more than 150 countries, comprising more than 400 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Boom Supersonic is an aerospace company building civil aircraft. Boom is the first commercial airplane manufacturer to commit to a carbon-neutral flight test program and to build sustainability into its entire aircraft program.