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Rolls-Royce join Boom Supersonic project

Rolls-Royce are working with Boom Supersonic to create what would the world's fastest commercial airplane.

The British engineering company is building a plane, named Overture, could travel at twice the speed of sound and a range of 5,180 miles. This would mean that a flight from London to New York would take place in just 3.5 hours, which is half as quick as it is currently.

Simon Carlisle, Director of Strategy of Rolls-Royce, said: "We share a strong interest in supersonic flight and in sustainability strategies for aviation with Boom. We're now building on our valuable experience in this space as well as our previous work together to further match and refine our engine technology for Boom's Overture."

Whilst Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO, added: "We've had a series of valuable collaborations and co-locations with Rolls-Royce over the past years to lay the groundwork for this next phase of development. We look forward to building on the progress and rapport that we've already built with our collaboration as we work to refine Overture's design and bring sustainable supersonic transport to passenger travel."

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