New Clues Emerge About Boom’s Supersonic Engine Game Plan

boom overture engines concept image
A compression spike and indications of a bypass duct splitter buried inside the inlet may build on earlier quiet supersonic propulsion concepts studied by Rolls-Royce, NASA and Gulfstream, among others.
Credit: Boom Supersonic Concept Image
As the dust settles following American Airlines’ surprise decision to acquire up to 60 Boom Supersonic Overture airliners, the all-important question of what will power the Mach 1.7 aircraft remains unanswered. Boom focuses on engine operating model External-compression inlets likely are key Engine...

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