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.
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.
also has the option to purchase up to 20 Boom aircraft through a
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