DENVER – July 8, 2020 – Boom Supersonic, the aerospace company building the world’s fastest airliner today
announced that its supersonic demonstrator, XB-1, will roll out on October 7, 2020. In keeping with CDC-recommended social distancing measures, the entire event will be available online and allow attendees an opportunity to
submit questions to company leadership.
XB-1 is the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet and will demonstrate key technologies for
Overture, Boom’s commercial airliner, such as advanced carbon fiber composite construction, computer-optimized
high-efficiency aerodynamics, and an efficient supersonic propulsion system. XB-1 is the end product of years
of development effort, including multiple wind tunnel tests, dozens of structural tests, hundreds of simulation
iterations, and tens of thousands of work hours.
To design and build XB-1, Boom has recruited a team of experts from around the industry, established supplier relationships, and built a strong safety culture. XB-1 is the first aircraft program to announce a 100% carbon-neutral
flight test program. The company’s innovations include one of the highest-efficiency civil supersonic intakes ever
tested, demonstrating Boom’s ability to deliver a breakthrough in propulsive efficiency for Overture. XB-1 will begin
its test program later this year and is slated for first flight in 2021.
Boom’s commercial aircraft, Overture, will be the fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, flying twice as
fast as any commercial airplane today—allowing Boom to bring families, businesses, and cultures closer together
through supersonic travel and thus, make the world dramatically more accessible.
The company is hosting a virtual rollout event to give the world a first look at the completed aircraft and hear from
the team that designed, built and will test the aircraft. The lead engineers, test pilots and company leadership will
explore the technical and design innovations, the flight and handling criteria and how the demonstrator positions the
company to build its flagship, Overture. Stay up to date on details about the event at boomsupersonic.com/xb-1.