JAL Invests In Boom Supersonic Jet

Boom's concept supersonic plane

Instead of typical eight-hour red-eyes from NY to London, Boom hopes to offer three-hour, 15-minute flights for about $5,000 round trip. Flights where the passengers will pay no more than $5,000. "It will cost about the same as flying business class today". Japan Airlines will also lend its knowledge and experience to help Boom develop its supersonic passenger aircraft, which could fly at a speed of Mach 2.2 (1,451 mph) and cut worldwide travel times in half as soon as 2023. Boom had already raised about $41m in funding up to March 2017 from a bevvy of VCs and claimed in June to have a total order bill for 76 aircraft.

Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic has an option for 10 of the aircraft, while Virgin Galactic, the company's space-travel wing, will be involved in the testing process.

Boom founder and chief executive Blake Scholl said the strategic partnership with Japan Airlines came after a year working together behind the scenes. "JAL's passionate, visionary team offers decades of practical knowledge and wisdom on everything from the passenger experience to technical operations".

"We are very proud to be working with Boom on the possible advancement in the commercial aviation industry", JAL president Yoshiharu Ueki said.

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British Airways and Air France were never able to make supersonic flight a mainstream commercial reality, and their Concorde services relied on first-class only flights to make money. We're thrilled to be working with JAL to develop a reliable, easily-maintained aircraft that will provide revolutionary speed to passengers.

Boom, the American aerospace company hoping to build a successor to the Concorde supersonic aircraft, has received a $10 million investment from Japan Airlines. And the final product is something that Scholl hopes will be part of any worldwide airline's fleet. But if it were to, the aircraft would be confined to transoceanic routes, as a 1973 law passed in the USA prohibits transcontinental supersonic commercial flight.

Denver-based Boom is developing a 55-seat passenger plane, created to fly at Mach 2.2, over twice the speed of sound, and slightly faster than the only previous supersonic airliner to enter widespread commercial service, Concorde.

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