American Airlines Agrees to Buy 20 Boom Supersonic Jets
American Airlines agreed to buy 20 Supersonic, betting on the future of an ultra-fast plane that is still years away.
how big that bet is, however, remains unclear The companies didn’t disclose additional financial details of the transaction.
It all depends, however, on if the company slated to build the jets, Boom Supersonic, can make good on its lofty promises.
Boom is developing a jet called the Overture that the company says will be able to carry 65 to 80 passengers at nearly twice the speed of sound.
But the jet is still in the early stages of development. Boom recently unveiled a "refined' version of the aircraft,
Boom Supersonic has said it expects its newly redesigned four-engine Overture jets to roll off the production line in 2025 and to carry passengers by 2029.