Boom Supersonic to take four hours flight from Dubai - London
The founder of Boom, Blake Scholl, said at a press conference at the Dubai Airshow that the pilot test of the plane will be carried out next year and the regular flights will come into service by mid 2020s, Khaleej Times reported.
The supersonic plane will be 2.6 times faster than a regular aircraft and will be able to carry 55 passengers.
Each seat will cost the customer the same as a current business-class airplane ticket.
"They're not going to notice the difference because it's no louder than the airplanes that are flying today. At the airport, you're approach to land and take off speeds are a little bit faster than subsonic, which actually reduces the noise footprint because the airplane flies over you faster than it would have otherwise," Scholl told Khaleej Times.
The airplane will have turbo fans instead of afterburners, which will reduce its noise footprint.
The firm is in the stage of its site selection process for the production of its Mach-2.2 airliner. The base of its manufacturing will be in the US, to keep it close to the engineers.