Boom’s Mach 2.2 Demo Passes Design Review ​Startup supersonic airliner developer Boom Technology has completed the preliminary design review (PDR) for the XB-1 “Baby Boom” demonstrator, clearing a key hurdle on the path to flight-tests of the Mach 2+ aircraft late next year. Boom plans to use the XB-1 as a pathfinder for the 55-seat supersonic trijet planned for service entry around 2023. The full-scale aircraft will cruise at Mach 2.2 and is targeted at ...

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