Boom Supersonic has landed another aerospace partner to assist with development of its ultra-fast aircraft, this time tapping pilot training company FlightSafety International.

Boom is working to develop a Mach 1.7 passenger airliner called Overture.

Based in Ohio, FlightSafety “will develop a training programme and curriculum for Overture pilots, mechanics and cabin crew,” Boom says on 15 December. “The comprehensive training programme will leverage the expertise of professional FAA-and EASA-qualified instructors, and include state-of-the-art flight simulators and training environments.”


Source: Boom

The latest Overture design features four engines

FlightSafety will also provide full-flight Overture simulators, and simulators for use by Boom at its integration test facility in Colorado.

In recent years, Boom has expanded the number of partner companies helping it develop Overture.

Several have joined the effort – Collins, Eaton, Northrop Grumman and Safran Landing Systems – but the top supplier question has been which company will develop Overture’s engines.

After major turbofan producers, earlier this year, said they were disinterested, Boom on 13 December disclosed it had tapped three companies to help develop an engine called Symphony.

Those companies include Kratos Defense & Security Solutions’ division Florida Turbine Technologies, which will design the engine, StandardAero, which will oversee “maintainability”, and a GE Aerospace division called GE Additive.

GE specifies that its support is limited to providing additive manufacturing consulting under a supplier agreement.