Boom chooses Latécoère to supply the wiring for the supersonic Overture

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The American start-up Boom has just signed a strategic agreement with Latécoère to develop the complete architecture of the electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) of sound supersonic commercial aircraft Overtureas well as its Symphony engine.

This EWIS will have more than 103 kilometers of cabling and more than 45,000 electrical connections, ensuring optimal security and system reliability for Overture and Symphony. According to Boom, Overture will fly twice as fast as current airliners and will be optimized to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Overture’s order book already stands at 130 aircraft, including orders and pre-orders from American Airlines, United Airlines and Japan Airlines.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Boom continues to progress toward the production phase, finalizing the panel of suppliers who will work on Overture and Symphony’s critical aerostructures and systems. At the Paris Air Show in June 2023, the American start-up also shared a comprehensive overview of the systems configuration for Overture, including avionics, flight controls, hydraulics, fuel systems and landing gear. landing, all designed and developed with the aim of optimal performance, efficiency and safety.

The design of Symphony, the Boom engine that will power Overture, is also progressing. Boom completed the technical stage of the concept definition review for Symphony, paving the way for the first trials of the Symphony hardware platform, planned for 2024.

Suppliers and partners working with Boom on the Overture program include Aernnova, Leonardo, Latécoère, Aciturri, Safran Landing Systems, Eaton, Collins Aerospace and the United States Air Force. The Symphony engine is designed by Boom alongside world-class suppliers including Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) – part of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, GE Additive and StandardAero.

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