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...Now Boom Supersonic wants to bring faster-than-sound flight back to the civilian population. Founded in 2014, the company raised over $100 million in Series B funding, bringing their total funding to date to approximately $150 million.
Boom’s eventual production jetliner, the Overture, is intended to fly at Mach 2.2, and is a delta-wing like the Concorde. It will have a carbon fiber fuselage and triple turbofan engines. It’s being designed specifically to resolve some of the problems that the Concorde experienced. “Overture will initially accommodate 55–75 seats of all-business-class seating, priced at business-class fares,” said Blake Scholl, Boom's founder and CEO. “This initial configuration should make Overture’s load factors attractive and profitable, especially in comparison to Concorde which often flew mostly empty and was ultimately unprofitable for British Airways and Air France.”
originally posted by: Notoneofyou
My grandparents flew on the Concorde to london.
Grandpa was TWA pilot (retired) at the time.
He flew super connies to 747-400's.
Test pilot for the corsair and the sabrejet as well when in the navy.
I was young at the time, so never did hear what he thought of the corde.