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Boom to Explore USAF Executive Transport Version of Supersonic Airliner

Boom Supersonic
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The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boom Supersonic a contract to study the possibility of configuring a supersonic commercial aircraft platform for government executive flight use.

The company said Tuesday it will explore a potential Overture configuration to support transport requirements at the military branch and looks to adapt the system to help the Department of Defense address broader missions.

Brig. Gen. Ryan Britton, program executive officer of USAF's Presidential and Executive Airlift Directorate, said the service will work with Boom in an effort to transform executive airlift operations.

The aerospace firm also intends for its platform to join the government's Civil Reserve Air Fleet program with the domestic airline industry.

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