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Boom is Searching for Manufacturing Site for Mach 2.2 Airliner

Boom Supersonic, the Colorado company building a supersonic airliner, announced that it has selected Hoar Program Management (HPM) to lead its program to locate, plan, design, and build its first U.S. manufacturing facility. In this facility, Boom will build a Mach-2.2 supersonic commercial airliner, dubbed Overture, that they hope will fly hundreds of transoceanic routes. "With business-class fares and travel speeds more than twice as fast as subsonic aircraft, Overture will make the world dramatically more accessible," a press release says. Boom is currently assembling XB-1, a Mach-2.2 supersonic demonstrator aircraft, to prove key technologies in-flight for safe, efficient supersonic travel. The data collected from XB-1 test flights will help the company refine the design of Overture.“As XB-1 continues to advance through the build stage, we’re excited to turn our attention to the development of Overture,” said Bill James, Boom’s senior vice president of operations.…

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B&H Worldwide Appoints BD Manager for Asia

B&H Worldwide Appoints BD Manager for Asia

Aerospace logisitics provider, B&H Worldwide, has appointed Chris Allen to the newly created position of business development manager, Asia. Based in Singapore, at the B&H facility within the ALPS Fr...

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