North Carolina Chosen For Supersonic Passenger Jet Plant

The Latest (1/28/22):

A Colorado-based aviation company has chosen North Carolina as the location for a new plant that will manufacture next-generation supersonic passenger jets.

Boom Supersonic announced on Wednesday that Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro will be the home for its first full-scale manufacturing facility.

The company says it will create over 1,750 jobs by 2030, with a goal of reaching more than 2,400 jobs by 2032.

Local and state boards approved hefty financial incentives for Boom Supersonic just before the announcement.

Boom is one of several companies trying to revive supersonic passenger travel.

The company says its Overture plane will be rolled out in 2025 and will travel at twice the speed of today’s passenger jets.

Original Story (1/26/22):

RALEIGH, N.C. — A Colorado-based aviation company wants to build a plant for next-generation supersonic passenger jets at a North Carolina airport.

Government officials announced the project Wednesday as local and state boards approved hefty financial incentives for Boom Supersonic.

Officials say the proposed $500 million operation at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro could generate at least 1,750 jobs by 2030.

Boom declined to comment, but Gov. Roy Cooper scheduled an announcement for later Wednesday at the airport.

Boom is one of several companies trying to revive supersonic passenger travel.

The company says its Overture plane would travel at twice the speed of today’s passenger jets.