We were excited to witness the reveal of Boom’s updated supersonic jet Overture design at Farnborough Airshow in July this year. The new concept took 26 million core hours of simulated software designs. Yes, it will be the fastest passenger jet, but most importantly it will use 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The key features of this work of art:
- Contoured fuselage – optimising airflow to reduce drag, and increases fuel efficiency.
- Compound modified delta planform – improving supersonic performance and subsonic stability to maximise safety and efficiency.
- Gull wings – minimising aircraft drag and thus required, engine thrust.
- Four-engine design – delivering efficient supersonic performance, maintains standard temperature ranges, and flies without afterburners to minimise noise and fuel consumption.
And a few words from visionary Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic: “We believe in a world where more people can go to more places more often. Sustainable supersonic travel unlocks new possibilities for business relationships, prospects for vacation, and opportunities for human connection.”
Sentinel Aviation is fully committed to defining a long term sustainable future for the private aviation sector, and to this end we aim to be fully carbon neutral across our entire business by 2025.