Boom Supersonic has celebrated a significant construction milestone by “topping out” the Overture Superfactory, raising the final structural beam into place and completing the building’s frame on a 62-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro.
Boom recently finished the decking on top of the structure, began installing the metal side panels which make up the walls, and started pouring the concrete flooring slabs. With a significant portion of the exterior building constructed, the Overture Superfactory continues to take shape and remains on track for completion in 2024.
“We continue to be pleased with the progress on the Overture Superfactory, our final assembly line for Overture,” said Chris Taylor, vice president of manufacturing at Boom Supersonic. “This milestone is a testament to the hard work of the numerous trade teams who are building the Superfactory, and marks an important step forward in building the sustainable supersonic future in the Piedmont Triad.”
In 2022, Boom Supersonic announced the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the home to the Overture Superfactory. Construction began on the site in January 2023, and since then, Boom has been building the campus in sections, focusing first on the final assembly line where Boom will have the capacity to produce up to 33 Overture aircraft per year, which can grow to 66 per year with the addition of a second line. The Overture Superfactory is roughly 150,000 square feet with an additional 24,000 square feet of office space.
“Our vision for the Piedmont Triad International Airport is to become the hub for aviation innovation,” said Kevin Baker, Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority. “Boom is positioned to define the next century of progress in air travel, and we are proud to see their vision taking shape in our backyard with the Overture Superfactory in the Triad.”
Boom provided a construction update at the Paris Air Show in July.