Boom Supersonic has kicked off construction of its Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Overture Superfactory is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located on a 62-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport. This site will house the final assembly line, as well as test facility and customer delivery centre for Boom’s flagship supersonic airliner, Overture.
“Today’s ground-breaking for the Overture Superfactory represents a significant step forward in building sustainable and accessible supersonic travel for the world,” said Kathy Savitt, President of Boom Supersonic. “This milestone is a shared one and we are deeply appreciative of the input, leadership and support of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, local community and the state of North Carolina.”
By 2032, Boom will hire more than 2,400 workers at the Superfactory and recruiting is already underway. North Carolina economists estimate that the full Boom manufacturing programme will grow the state’s economy by at least US$32.3 billion (£26 billion) over 20 years. In addition to Boom’s job creation in the state, the company is creating over 200 internships for students in North Carolina public universities, community colleges and trade schools to build the next generation of supersonic workers.