- Overture Supersonic Aircraft
- Top Speed of Mach 1.7, Altitude of 60,000 Feet
The next generation of supersonic travel is on the horizon, and it’s looking to be more sustainable than ever before. U.S.-based startup Boom Supersonic has unveiled its plans for a new supersonic jet, Overture, that will be powered by 100% biofuel. The company says the aircraft will be able to fly from London to New York in just 3.5 hours – half the time it takes on a traditional commercial flight.
The company’s ambitious plans come at a time when there is growing interest in supersonic travel. Last year, Virgin Galactic made headlines when its experimental spaceplane reached Mach 3 – becoming the first commercial airplane to fly faster than the speed of sound since Concorde retired in 2003.
While Overture supersonic aircraft won’t be able to match Virgin Galactic’s top speed, it will be much more fuel-efficient. The company says its aircraft will consume 60% less fuel than Concorde did, thanks to its cutting-edge design and use of biofuel. The Overture will reach a top speed of Mach 1.7 over water, fly at an altitude of 60,000 feet, travel non-stop for 4250 nautical miles, and hold up to 80 passengers.
Overture supersonic aircraft could revolutionize long-distance travel, making it faster and more sustainable than ever before.