HPM Chosen to Lead Boom Supersonic’s First Manufacturing Facility
Collaboration and Partnership
HPM was recently selected to lead the site selection process, planning, design and construction of Boom Supersonic’s first manufacturing facility in the US and is currently collaborating with Boom’s internal project team to recruit all project team members and providers. Also in partnership with Site Selection Group (SSG), we are developing and implementing the optimal location strategy for Boom’s manufacturing operations.
“Together with our strategic partner, SSG, HPM is proud to work with Boom as it develops the vision to bring supersonic flight back to the global commercial passenger market and lead the way to bring new and advanced manufacturing jobs to its facility,” said Mike Lanier, HPM president.
He continued, “Boom’s vision is to remove the barriers to experiencing the planet: time, money and hassle, and Overture is a step in that direction. With our experience in the aerospace industry, we were a top choice to lead Boom through the site selection process, and we couldn’t be more excited.”
A Revolution in Aviation and Aerospace Technology
Overture, a Mach-2.2 supersonic commercial airliner, is anticipated to serve hundreds of transoceanic routes. The airliner will make the world dramatically more accessible with its travel speeds more than twice as fast as subsonic aircraft. Currently, Boom is assembling XB-1, a Mach-2.2 supersonic demonstrator aircraft. The data collected from XB-1 test flights will prove key technologies in-flight for safe, efficient supersonic travel, as well as help refine the design of Overture. Passenger service is anticipated to begin in the mid-2020s.
Boom Supersonic, based in Denver, Colorado, is known for building the history’s fastest supersonic airliner. In March, they announced that HPM, with its expertise in managing capital building programs, has been selected to lead its one-of-a-kind program to help locate, plan, design and build its first manufacturing facility in the United States.