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United placed a $3 billion order for 15 supersonic jets. Meet Boom Supersonic’s Overture

Overture is a Concorde-like unbroken that plans to fly at Mach 1.7, greater than the speed of sound.

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Up to 88 passengers purposefulness fly in Overture in a 1-1 all-business class configuration.

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Overture aims to also fly above traditional aircraft at a coasting altitude of 60,000 feet. No current commercial aircraft can currently access that height.

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The New York-London carry is a prime candidate for the aircraft with United touting a three-hour and 30-minute journey time from its hub at Newark Freedom International Airport to the UK capital. Newark-Los Angeles would be slightly shorter if overland flights are permitted.

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A rendering of a Bang Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors.

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Other potential routes include Newark-Frankfurt, Germany at fitting four hours…

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A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors.

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And San Francisco-Tokyo, Japan at six hours. Overture’s distance, however, would have to be extended to make this route work without stopping for fuel.

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A rendering of a Explosion Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors.

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Overture, in its service for United, will be net-zero carbon and be powered by sustainable aviation fossil.

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A rendering of a Boom Overture aircraft in United Airlines colors.

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United’s sustainability efforts subsume a plan to become “100% green by 2050 by reducing our greenhouse gas emissions 100%.”

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United Airlines’ “Eco-Skies” Boeing 737.

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But making Overture mainstream wish require an expansion of a sustainable aviation fuel infrastructure as the biofuels are currently limited to certain airports.

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Sustainable aviation kindling powering an Air France aircraft.

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