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American announces agreement to buy up to 20 Overture aircraft from Boom Supersonic

American announces agreement to buy up to 20 Overture aircraft from Boom Supersonic

Old Aug 16, 22, 9:53 am
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American announces agreement to buy up to 20 Overture aircraft from Boom Supersonic

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American Airlines and Boom Supersonic today announced the airline’s agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. American has paid a non-refundable deposit on the initial 20 aircraft. Overture is expected to carry passengers at twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft.
Source: https://news.aa.com/news/news-detail...8/default.aspx

More about the Boom Overture here https://boomsupersonic.com/overture
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:10 am
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:11 am
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Hot Damn! If this comes to fruition, it is definitely an inaugural I plan to be flying.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:12 am
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I am going to put the odds that the 20 firm orders will being fulfilled at less than 1%
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:15 am
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I am going to put the odds that the 20 firm orders will being fulfilled at less than 1%
why?
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Complete paper airplane, but I guess its free PR.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:18 am
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Complete paper airplane, but I guess its free PR.
Wright Flyer was a paper airplane too, but look how far we've come.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:20 am
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Interesting if this ever gets to built I'm assuming it would be attractive for very thin but long routes. Like a 175 to certain South American cities. But:

1. This thing would need to have proven economics
2. The acceptance of the a/c by the public. Would you want to be in a 175 for a six hour flight?
3. Cost of operation, including training costs
4. And of course the a/c actually needs to make it to market.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:20 am
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why?
No engines exist for it. You have a company with no experience, that has yet to even complete a research/test platform, but will still make the first flight in 6 years.

It's as patently ridiculous as the Jet Token "Series A" crowdsourcing on social media.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:21 am
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I seriously thought this thread was a fabricated April fools' day type joke.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Spikes View Post
why?
Boom would need to deliver a plane with reliability of service, good fuel burn, and excellent safety. Unless you are Airbus, Boeing, GE/Safran, Pratt, or Rolls Royce, that is a very tall order. It takes OEMs decades of building aircraft to develop this skillset and refine design ideas. I believe Boom has not contracted with an engine manufacturer yet.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:34 am
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In July, Boom revealed the final production design of Overture, which is slated to roll out in 2025 and carry its first passengers by 2029.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 10:50 am
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65-80 pax? Hello $15K JFK-LHR tickets.
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Old Aug 16, 22, 11:00 am
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65-80 pax? Hello $15K JFK-LHR tickets.
Hey now their marketing page wikipedia article says their savings on things like fuel efficiency will allow them to offer fares equivalent to traditional wide body business fares. Whether that actually happens remains to be seen. As well as their ability to produce an engine meeting their needs. While they have it spec'd out, actually developing the engine meeting those specs has remained an elusive challenge. Probably something to do with wanting to create a non-afterburning engine to meet their fuel consumption goal, whereas afterburning, and its increased fuel consumption, is whats been typically usually needed for a jet to reach the thrust required to go supersonic. Understandable why they're struggling to get that critical piece of the puzzle.

The wiki article also gives a nice highlight of how the development of this project has progressed (or not, except for launch date being repeatedly delayed/pushed back)
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Old Aug 16, 22, 11:08 am
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MKE-ORD on this please?
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