Boom Selects Partner to Develop Program for Supersonic Flight Training

FlightSafety International has been selected as the training partner for Boom's supersonic airliner Overture and will develop a training program and curriculum for pilots, mechanics, and cabin crew


Boom Supersonic has announced FlightSafety International (FSI), an aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, as its partner for Overture supersonic flight training and education.

As part of the agreement, FSI will develop a training program and curriculum for Overture pilots, mechanics, and cabin crew, specifically tailored for supersonic flight and operations. The comprehensive training program will leverage the expertise of professional FAA-and EASA qualified instructors, and include state-of-the-art flight simulators and training environments. FSI will also be providing full-flight simulators to support Boom’s commercial airline customers who conduct their own internal training.

Tracy Bevington, SVP, Commercial Product & Services at Boom, said: “Safety is our top priority at Boom, and is integral to how we train future pilots, technicians, and cabin crew, and prepare our customers to operate Overture. Boom has selected FSI because of their decades-long leadership in flight training and their proven ability to ensure we have the highest levels of safety in place as we prepare for the Overture flight test program to commence in 2027.”

Nate Speiser, EVP, Sales & Marketing for FlightSafety, commented: “FlightSafety International has been at the forefront of aviation training and education for 70 years and boasts the largest fleet of full-flight simulators and training centers. We’ve provided
world-class training and technology support for many different aircraft programs that have made history. And now, we are honored to work with Boom to develop training programs and simulators for supersonic flight, which we believe will fundamentally change how we travel.”

According to Boom, FSI will provide flight deck simulators for The Iron Bird, Boom’s integration test facility in Colorado. They will also provide full-flight simulators and training curriculum for advanced flight training. Developed to support the Overture flight test program, including regulatory certification, the flight simulators will incorporate industry-leading technologies for the highest levels of safety, fidelity, and reliability.

Boom recently unveiled Symphony, the new propulsion system designed and optimized for Overture. Boom also announced that it will be teaming with three industry leaders to develop Symphony including Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) for engine design, GE Additive for additive technology design consulting, and StandardAero for maintenance. The designs for Symphony are already underway, with Overture expected to achieve type certification in 2029. According to Boom, production is set to commence in 2024 at Overture’s Superfactory in Greensboro, NC, with rollout in 2026 and first flight in 2027.

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