The start-up BOOM, creating a supersonic private jet have announced they are working with Prometheus Fuels to be able to use carbon-free fuel for their jet. The fuel would be created from the CO2 already in the air. This could be a major change in the aeronautical industry as it is responsible for 2 to 3% of greenhouse gas emissions.
For now, BOOM is still working on a smaller model in order to do some tests and gather some data. The roll-out is scheduled for December 2019 and the tests should take place in 2020. “This first flight will be historic, because it is the first time a private company will develop and fly a supersonic jet,” says Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of the company.
For now, the start-up counts 150 employees and 180 subcontractors. The real model, called Overture, should start operating in 2023 which commercial flights starting two to four years later between 2025 and 2027.
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