Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, has kicked off construction on 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. The site will house the final assembly line, as well as test facility, and customer delivery center for Boom’s supersonic airliner, Overture.
By 2032, Boom will hire more than 2,400 workers at the Superfactory, with recruiting believed to already be underway. In addition to Boom’s job creation in the state, the company is creating over 200 internships in North Carolina public universities, community colleges, and trade schools to build the next generation of supersonic workers.
North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said: “Building on our legacy of ‘First in Flight,’ North Carolina is ready to partner with Boom Supersonic in leading the way to a fast and clean aviation future. Our economy is taking flight with a talented workforce and strong infrastructure ready for these new, good-paying jobs in innovation and aerospace.”
According to Boom, the company selected North Carolina as the site for Overture aircraft manufacturing because of its large skilled talent pool, access to exceptional universities, community colleges, and technical schools, proximity to the Eastern Seaboard for supersonic flight testing over water and close proximity to several aerospace suppliers.
North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger, commented: “It’s an exciting time to live in North Carolina and see the influx of innovative companies establish roots in our state. The high-paying and skilled jobs that Boom Supersonic will create will make a significant economic impact in the Triad and across the entire state.”
Paul Mengert, Chair of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, added: “Boom Supersonic continues to deliver on its commitments and is growing its presence in North Carolina, building excitement in the community. On behalf of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority and our board members, we congratulate Boom on this milestone for Overture.”
Throughout this year, Boom will focus on construction of the Overture Superfactory with BE&K Building Group and design partner, BRPH. In addition, the building will be LEED certified in keeping with Boom’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
In 2024, Boom will install tooling, provided by Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), ahead of moving into the building and preparing the facility and staff for Overture production launch the same year.