8:15am, Tivoli Turnhalle – Track: All
Aerodynamics – Boom Supersonic
Experimental Test Pilot – Boom Supersonic
BOOM XB-1: A SUPERSONIC TECHNOLOGY DEMONSTRATOR AIRCRAFT TO AID THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMMERCIAL SUPERSONIC AIRLINER
For four decades, the speed of commercial air travel has largely stagnated. Thanks to technological progress and increasing global demand for air travel, there is now a viable path toward widespread commercial supersonic travel. Boom Supersonic is designing a new generation of supersonic airliners that will serve on hundreds of transoceanic routes. Next year, Boom plans to fly a technology demonstrator aircraft, the XB-1, which will support the development of its airliner — a 55-passenger, Mach 2.2 aircraft with enough range to cross oceans. This talk will explore the technological advancements that make the XB-1 and Boom’s airliner possible and the technical challenges of designing and testing a supersonic aircraft.