United Airlines announced that it will buy at least 15 supersonic aircraft from Boom Supersonic. The deal is closed for $3 billion.
“United continues on its trajectory to build a more innovative, sustainable airline and today’s advancements in technology are making it more viable for that to include supersonic planes,” United CEO Scott Kirby said in a statement. “Boom’s vision for the future of commercial aviation, combined with the industry’s most robust route network in the world, will give business and leisure travelers access to a stellar flight experience.”
Under the agreement, United Airlines plans to buy 15 supersonic high-speed aircraft. If overture meets the United’s demanding safety, operating, and sustainability requirements then the United will also purchase additional 35 aircrafts
“Once operational, Overture is expected to be the first large commercial aircraft to be net-zero carbon from day one, optimized to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel,” the company added in a statement. “It is slated to roll out in 2025, fly in 2026, and expected to carry passengers by 2029.”
These supersonic aircraft will fly at 1,300 miles per hour. United said that the flights will take three hours to fly from Newark to London and six-hour from San Francisco to Tokyo
These supersonic flights enter into service in 2029