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Japan Airlines Invests US$10m in Boom Supersonic; Signs Pre-Order for 20 Aircraft

Japan Airlines has entered into a strategic partnership with Boom Supersonic to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers. 

Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic aircraft which flies at Mach 2.2, and could cut flight times in half.

 Through this agreement, JAL will provide its knowledge and experience as an airline to support Boom in developing the aircraft.

Boom is developing a new-generation supersonic aircraft which flies at Mach 2.2, and could cut flight times in half. Click to enlarge.

As part of the agreement, JAL has made a strategic investment of US$ 10 million in Boom and is collaborating with the company to refine the aircraft design and help define the passenger experience for supersonic travel.

 JAL also has the option to purchase up to 20 Boom aircraft through a pre-order arrangement.

"We've been working with Japan Airlines behind the scenes for over a year now," said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. "JAL's passionate, visionary team offers decades of practical knowledge and wisdom on everything from the passenger experience to technical operations. We're thrilled to be working with JAL to develop a reliable, easily-maintained aircraft that will provide revolutionary speed to passengers. Our goal is to develop an airliner that will be a great addition to any international airline's fleet." 

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