Boom Supersonic today announced it has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility.
The Overture Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, including the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic airliner. Carrying 65 to 88 passengers, Overture is capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at twice the speed of today’s fastest passenger jets. The Overture Superfactory will be approximately 400,000 square feet and constructed on a 65-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.
Boom will bring more than 1,750 jobs to North Carolina by 2030, expanding to a total of more than 2,400 jobs by 2032. North Carolina economists estimate that the Overture Superfactory will grow the state’s economy by at least $32.3 billion over 20 years.
To develop the next generation of supersonic professionals, Boom will also create 200 internships through 2032 for students who attend publicly funded North Carolina universities, community colleges, or technical schools.
North Carolina offers Boom an optimal location for its manufacturing facility thanks to its strong aerospace workforce, which includes a large number of U.S. military veterans. North Carolina also affords good access to technical schools, providing Boom with a pipeline of skilled labor. The Piedmont Triad area is in close proximity to many tier-one aerospace suppliers, benefitting Boom as Overture production ramps. Additionally, the close proximity to the eastern seaboard facilitates supersonic flight testing over the Atlantic Ocean. Boom corporate headquarters remains just outside of Denver, Colorado.
@boomaero has selected Piedmont Triad Airport in Greensboro, NC as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility. The Overture Superfactory will cover 400,000 square feet. Boom will bring 1,750+ jobs to North Carolina by 2030, expanding to more than 2,400 jobs by 2032. pic.twitter.com/YjJ8o9E3rM
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