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Boom Supersonic Unveils Refined XB-1

 

The Boom Supersonic XB-1 is set to fly in 2018. Photo: Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic used the recent Paris Air Show to unveil the refined design of its XB-1 Supersonic Demonstrator.

The Boom Supersonic XB-1, which is due to fly in 2018, is the subscale prototype of a proposed three-engine, 55-seat supersonic passenger airliner with a Mach 2.2 cruise speed.

The XB-1 will demonstrate in flight the key technologies for that follow-on aircraft.

Final assembly and vehicle integration is taking place in Boom’s facility at Centennial Airport, near Denver, Colorado.

Subsonic flight testing will be conducted near Denver with supersonic test flights taking place near Edwards Air Force Base.

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