Boom Supersonic and Latecoere sign strategic supply agreement for Overture and Symphony
Boom Supersonic has selected Latecoere to develop the entire architecture for Overture’s electrical wiring system, its supersonic commercial aircraft, and its Symphony engine.
Denver And Toulouse, France, November 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Supersonic boomThe builder of the world’s fastest passenger plane announced today that it has selected aerospace leader Latecoere to join its growing network of global suppliers. As part of the agreement, Latecoere’s engineering team came on board Toulouse, France He will work with Boom engineers to define the complete architecture of the Electrical Wiring Interconnection System (EWIS), a key system for both Overture and Symphony.
The EWIS system will consist of more than 103 kilometers (64 miles) of wiring, requiring more than 45,000 electrical connections, ensuring optimal safety and system reliability at the front and symphony. Latecoere has proven expertise in complex aircraft development processes and methods, and Boom will benefit from the company’s industry-leading belt geometry definition software suite.
“Among the major suppliers of airframes and systems announced in the introduction, Latecoere offers tremendous experience in the development and manufacture of certified EWIS and advanced aircraft technologies,” he said. Cathy Savitt, President and Chief Business Officer of Boom Supersonic. “At Boom, we continue to bring together the world’s leading suppliers in Overture and Symphony to make sustainable supersonic air travel a reality.”
Greg HattnerCEO of Latecoere: “Latecoere is proud to support Boom with its unique EWIS design engineering capabilities, in the development of the world’s fastest passenger aircraft. We are one of the founders of the aviation industry and are determined to continue to support the development of the next generation of aviation with Boom.”
Boom continues to advance into production, shaping several important airframe and system suppliers for both Overture and Symphony. At the Paris Air Show June 2023Boom also shared a comprehensive look at the systems configuration for the introduction including avionics, flight controls, hydraulics, fuel systems and landing gear – all designed and developed for optimal performance, efficiency and safety.
Symphony, the Boom-developed engine that will power the intro, continues to progress through the design. Boom has conducted a Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) engineering milestone for Symphony, which paves the way toward Symphony’s first hardware tests planned for 2024.
About supersonic boom
Boom Supersonic is revolutionizing air travel with Overture, the world’s fastest passenger jet, optimized for speed, safety and sustainability. The introduction will fly twice as fast as today’s aircraft and is optimized to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Overture’s order book stands at 130 aircraft, including orders and pre-orders from American Airlines, United Airlines and Japan Airlines. Boom is working with Northrop Grumman for government and defense applications for the introduction. Suppliers and partners collaborating with Boom on the Overture include Aernnova, Leonardo, Latecoere, Aciturri, Safran Landing Systems, EatonCollins Aerospace and the United States Air Force.
Symphony™ is the propulsion system that will power Overture, an engine developed by Boom with global suppliers including Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT), a business unit of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc., GE Additive, and StandardAero. For more information, visit https://boomsupersonic.com
Tier 1 of the world’s leading OEMs (Airbus, BAE Systems, Boeing, Bombardier, Dassault Aviation, Embraer, Honda Aircraft, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon Technologies, Thales), Latique serves the aerospace industry with innovative solutions for a sustainable world. The group operates across all sectors of the aerospace industry – commercial, regional, commercial, defense and aerospace – in two business areas:
- Airframes (55% of sales): doors, fuselage, wings, tail, struts and rails, customer services;
- Interconnection systems (45% of sales): wiring, avionics racks, on-board equipment, electronic systems, and customer services.
From December 31, 2022The group employed 5,918 people in 14 countries. Latiquaire is listed on Euronext Paris – Booth B, ISIN Code: FR001400JY13 – Reuters: AEP.PA – Bloomberg: AT.FP
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