Rolls-Royce is working with Boom Supersonic to develop propulsion systems for the Overture passenger supersonic aircraft, scheduled to take off in 2021.
The Overtune is believed to be the successor to the supersonic Concorde aircraft. Photo: Boom.
Two companies Rolls-Royce (UK) and Boom Supersonic (US) will manufacture the propulsion system to complete the Overture frame. The engineering team will consider if it is possible to tailor an engine model available to a supersonic passenger plane.
Both companies aim to be carbon-free. This is not the first time that Boom Supersonic has collaborated with Rolls-Royce. With a history of developing civil aircraft engines since World War II, Rolls-Royce is currently the second largest aircraft engine manufacturer in the world.
Scheduled to be released on October 7, the XB-1 is a miniature version of the size of a third of the commercial Overtune supersonic aircraft. Boom lines can fly at a speed of 2,335 km / h, 160 km / h faster than Concorde and double the speed of sound of 1,235 km / h. The prototype XB-1 passed more than 1,000 simulated wind tunnel tests, featuring a carbon fiber cone body and turbocharger.
Unlike Concorde, Boom’s design requires no auxiliary fuel tank, significantly reducing fuel consumption. According to the simulations, the Boom also flies 30% quieter and more efficient than Concorde. To reduce flight time, Boom aircraft will glide at an altitude of 18,300 m and serve 500 flight routes.
(According to The Hindu)