The world’s largest airline poised to have the world’s largest supersonic fleet? Here’s what we know

According to reports, American Airlines and Boom Supersonic have announced the airline’s agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. Apparently, the airline has already paid a non-refundable deposit on the initial 20 aircraft.

Boom Supersonic’s Overture would introduce an important new speed advantage to American’s fleet, which is currently the simplest, youngest and most efficient among U.S. network carriers.

Looking to the future, supersonic travel will be an important part of our ability to deliver for our customers. We are excited about how Boom will shape the future of travel both for our company and our customers.

Derek Kerr, American’s Chief Financial Officer

The Boom Supersonic Overture

The Overture is touted to be the world’s fastest airliner-optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability.

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It is being designed to carry 65 to 80 passengers at Mach 1.7 over water — or twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft — with a range of 4,250 nautical miles. Flying from Miami to London in just under five hours and Los Angeles to Honolulu in three hours are just two among the many possibilities.

CRUISE SPEEDMACH 1.7
CRUISING ALTITUDE60K FT
 FUEL100% SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL
RANGE4250 NM
PASSENGER CAPACITY65-80
Boom Supersonic

We are proud to share our vision of a more connected and sustainable world with American Airlines. We believe Overture can help American deepen its competitive advantage on network, loyalty and overall airline preference through the paradigm-changing benefits of cutting travel times in half

said Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom
Blake Scholl

Boom revealed the final production design of Overture in July, which is slated to roll out in 2025 and carry its first passengers by 2029.

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