Boom Supersonic announced at the occasion of a press conference at the Dubai Airshow 2017 that it is preparing a competitive site selection process for the production of its 55-passenger, Mach-2.2 airliner. Boom has identified a number of criteria that it will look for in a production site: the company requires a manufacturing footprint capable of supporting airliner rate production, a location that can attract a community of thousands of thinkers and builders and easy access to existing shipping networks and supply. Boom is looking for a site with previous aerospace influence and potential to develop further. As Boom ramps into manufacturing of the XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator, engineering resources are shifting to the company’s first commercial product—a revolutionary airliner 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft on the market. This shift in resources and focus on site selection marks a significant transition for the company as it takes another step toward making the planet more accessible.
21 February 2018