Airline and Colorado's Boom Technology partner on supersonic passenger jet

07 December, 2017, 02:47 | Author: Terri Saunders
  • An artist's impression shows Boom's 55-seat supersonic aircraft and Boom's XB-1 supersonic demonstrator in this undated handout obtained by Reuters

Japan Airlines is investing $10 million into Boom Aircraft, the Denver-based startup promising to bring back supersonic air travel. It also gets the option to purchase up to 20 Boom Supersonic aircraft through a pre-order arrangement - joining Virgin Group as an option holder. The aim of Boom Technology is to build around 45 to 55 aircrafts which can fly with a speed of 1,451 miles per hour and be capable of carrying passengers from NY to London in around three hours.

This year The National reported how Dubai was among those showing interest in the faster than sound aircraft.

On the Concorde, deep-pocketed passengers could fly the Atlantic at twice the speed of sound from 1976 to 2003. The prototype "Baby Boom" is being built now to be ready for flight in 2018.

While several other companies, including Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp, are developing new supersonic jets, Scholl said his plan was likely to beat them to the market, as it does not require any new technology for regulator approval.

"Today's advancements in both research and development technology and aviation knowledge mean the economics are now more than viable". By relying on non-afterburning engines, composite structures and existing technology, the Boom airliner will be created to operate at a quarter of the costs of Concorde.

Samsung and Apple struggle to fend off fierce new market competitors
Apple has finally included the Apple Pay Cash support for Apple Watch via latest software update (watchOS 4.2). Once all of this is done, you should see a new Apple Pay button at the bottom of a conversation in Messages.


The company has said previously it expected fares to be similar to what is offered for business class travel now. So far, Boom has received 76 options from carriers around the world and there are three unnamed companies picking up the remaining unlisted 46 options.

Virgin entered into a $2 billion partnership with Boom past year, and at least five airlines have signed on to purchase a total of 76 supersonic jets. The Concorde, flown by British Airways and Air France, retired in 2003 after nearly three decades in service as customers abandoned the jets amid hefty operating costs.

The aim is to produce a "reliable, easily-maintained aircraft that will provide revolutionary speed to passengers", said Blake Scholl, the founder and chief executive of Boom Supersonic.

The agreement has JAL collaborating with Boom Supersonic to refine the aircraft design and help define the passenger experience for supersonic travel, the airline said.

Recommended:

  • Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018

    Dhoni Likely to Don Chennai Super Kings Jersey in IPL 2018

    The total purse of each team will range from Rs 66 to 80 crores. (On MS Dhoni coming back to CSK as captain) Obvious, yes. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had asked franchises as to how many players they would like to retain.
    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry injures right ankle against New Orleans

    Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry injures right ankle against New Orleans

    Curry's right foot rolled over Moore's foot and the Warriors point guard fell to the floor. "Sprained my ankle. Let's be honest, the Golden State Warriors would still be insanely good, even without Steph Curry .
    Instagram Announces New Stories Archive and Stories Highlights

    Instagram Announces New Stories Archive and Stories Highlights

    If you updated Instagram on iOS and Android today, you may have noticed a few tweaks to Instagram Stories and your profile page. Stories Highlights is a new part of your profile where you can express more of who you are through stories you've shared.
  • Dozens of workers removed from North Sea platform as Storm Caroline approaches

    Dozens of workers removed from North Sea platform as Storm Caroline approaches

    Met Eireann's Nuala Carey said: "Thursday will be a cold day with strong and gusty winds on western and north-western coasts". However, their weather charts show snow is expected in Wales, the West Midlands, and Northern Ireland from around 6am.
    Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday

    Rep. Al Green to Force Trump Impeachment Vote on Wednesday

    Only 58 Democrats supported the proposal while the others believed that it was a distraction in a Republican-controlled Congress. The House has to approve the articles of impeachment by a simple majority before they would move on to the Senate.
    28 years after Montreal, women still face violence

    28 years after Montreal, women still face violence

    The conference began with women placing 14 white roses on a table before a photo of the victims of the Montreal massacre. Approximately every six days, a woman in Canada is killed by her intimate partner.
  • Yemen ex-president Abdullah Saleh killed

    Yemen ex-president Abdullah Saleh killed

    Witnesses said the bodies of slain civilians and fighters littered the streets as ambulances were unable to reach them. Saleh and the Houthis used to be allies in the struggle against the government headed by President Abd-Rabbu Hadi.
    UCL: Juve, United, Roma secure round of 16 spots; Atletico crash out

    UCL: Juve, United, Roma secure round of 16 spots; Atletico crash out

    The Parisians won the first game against Bayern 3-0, and the Bundesliga team will have to win by a four-goal margin to finish top. The Champions League has been a good place for Roma this season and they have nearly secured their place in the next round.
    Spanish judge withdraws European arrest warrant for former Catalan leader Puigdemont

    Spanish judge withdraws European arrest warrant for former Catalan leader Puigdemont

    The decision comes on the first day of the campaign for the Catalan regional elections to be held on December 21. Campaigning began on Tuesday, with polls predicting a close race between the pro and anti-independence camps.
  • Democratic Senators Call On Franken To Resign

    Democratic Senators Call On Franken To Resign

    John Conyers (D-Mich.) exited this week in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations. At a press Wednesday press conference attended by Gillibrand as well as Republican Sen.
    Pizza Hut Testing Beer, Wine Delivery

    Pizza Hut Testing Beer, Wine Delivery

    - Pizza Hut announced Tuesday it will offer beer and wine deliveries to customers who order food from its restaurants. All drivers with beer and wine deliveries on their routes will be at least 21 years old, according to the company.
    Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon media devices

    Google blocks YouTube access from Amazon media devices

    The bickering between Google and Amazon has been going on several years as they have ratcheted up the competition with each other. In a retaliatory move sure to upset viewers, Google is halting YouTube Streaming to Echo Show and Fire TV devices.


Popular

Google Maps adds two-wheel mode for motorbike routes
The feature, of course, differs from the bicycle routing option, which may involve access points not open to motorbikes. While planning the route, a rider can view major local landmarks on the way which will be useful during navigation.

Austria's Supreme Court Legalized Gay Marriage
The country's courts have now ruled that definition cannot remain and have ordered that marriage be made available to all couples. As it now stands, same-sex couples in Austria had been allowed to enter civil partnerships for the last seven years.

Philippe Coutinho scores hat-trick as Liverpool routs Spartak Moscow
We didn't do a lot, it was a bridge day, but what we did they could do. "I can't explain it", said Spartak coach Massimo Carrera. Coutinho opened the scoring after just four minutes from the penalty spot after Mohamed Salah was fouled by Georgi Dzhikiya .

Amazon Singapore launch Prime membership
These services would be sought now that the American retailer has ended its Free AmazonGlobal Saver Shipping service to Singapore. Streaming service Amazon Prime Video and gaming subscription service Twitch Prime will be bundled as part of the membership.

British PM Theresa May was target of assassination plot, court hears
Bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people when he blew himself up outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The Prime Minister's official spokesman declined to discuss the details of the foiled attacks.

Getty Museum holds fast against fire threat for now
It remained unclear whether any structures had been damaged or destroyed in the fire. Schools were closed in the area and some local residents were ordered to evacuate.

Chad Morris leaves SMU, becomes Arkansas head coach
Norvell agreed to a contract extension at Memphis earlier Tuesday, and the Morris hire came into picture soon after. On Monday, the school announced Houston's Hunter Yurachek would be its new athletic director, replacing Jeff Long.

Supreme Court taking up sports betting case
Minton said Europe has successfully legalized sports betting , allowing bookies to work with leagues to help control corruption. He said he could see a 6-3 ruling in favor of New Jersey , even if the court stays away from the constitutionality of the law.

Australia seeks foreign-meddling curbs after China controversy
As well, the offence of espionage will capture not only the passing on of information, but possessing and receiving it. He cited "disturbing reports about Chinese influence".

USC to Take on Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl
Both of the Trojans losses came against Top 18 teams on the road while USC's two wins over No. 13 Stanford still look impressive. But that's one thing families do, how do you handle devastation, get around those you love and let's go back to work".