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Boom! 3D printing is reaching new heights

01 July 2019

Seeing as we have a special Aerospace supplement in the July issue of DPA, I thought I’d touch on a pretty cool topic – supersonic flight.

Ever heard of Boom Supersonic? Well, they’re a Colorado company building a range of supersonic passenger airplanes.

Boom is starting with a Mach 2.2 (1,451mph) supersonic airliner called Overture, with seats that cost the same as a lay-flat bed in business class. Imagine New York to London in less than 3.5 hours for only £3,521! I say ‘only’…

Overture will be the most community- and environmentally-friendly supersonic jet ever made. Thanks to advanced aerodynamics and engines, the carbon footprint will be like flying international business class today. Moreover, Overture is being designed to accommodate next-generation sustainable alternative fuels. At landing and take-off, Overture will be as quiet as the subsonic aircraft flying similar routes today. 

Supersonic flight has existed for over 50 years, but the technology hasn’t existed to make it affordable for commercial travel. Until now…

Read the full article in the July issue of DPA

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