North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Boom Supersonic says construction of the final assembly line at the Overture Superfactory is on track for a 2024 completion.
The Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro is the site where construction began in January 2023. The campus is being built in sections, focusing first on the final assembly line, which is about 150,000 square feet with an additional 24,000 square feet of office space. In July the company said foundations are complete, decking is underway, and erecting the steel trusses and beams that will serve as the backbone of the structure has begun.
“Boom is on the leading edge of returning supersonic commercial passenger service. And such innovative, imaginative aerospace companies that will define the next century of aviation are precisely the type of partner we want on the airport,” said Kevin Baker, executive director of Piedmont Triad International Airport.
The first assembly line is designed to produce up to 33 aircraft per year and there are plans for a second assembly line to double production to a rate of 66 aircraft per year. \
“Construction as we sit here today is well underway. It’s on track to be complete in the middle of next year,” Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO, said at the Paris Air Show press conference.
BE&K Building Group is building the site, projected to be at least 40 per cent more energy efficient than similar facilities due to high-efficiency heating and air conditioning, LED lighting, and improved insulation. Onsite carbon sequestration and zero-waste products are also being considered.
The Overture Superfactory will be LEED Certified and energy efficient. This plays an integral role in Boom’s path to net zero carbon by 2025.