Supersonic Attitude

More than 50 years since the first Concorde flight, and 17 since its last journey, Boom rolls out the XB-1 with the intent to make supersonic flight the new standard.
Words by Stacy Wynn | October 27, 2020 | Luxury

Say goodbye to jetlag! Commute to work across the ocean or take a day-trip to see the world at twice the speed of sound on the Boom XB-1. Supersonic flight has existed for over 50 years, but the technology to make it efficient and mainstream has only recently been accepted by regulators. The all-business-class interior of the XB-1 is designed for comfort, privacy and productivity. Window or aisle? No need to choose — each seat has a large, personal window and direct aisle access. No more painful, 3-day trips to make a single meeting. Leave from San-Francisco a whole day later and still make your morning meeting in Tokyo. No destination will feel out of reach. Never heard of Boom? They helped launch the Airbus Americas Engineering, developed the 787 auto-pilot control law and directed engineering of SpaceX Falcon 9’s second stage, plus many other impressive aeronautic feats. Presently Virgin Group and Japan Airlines have 30 planes on pre-order with delivery starting in 2021;