Boom Supersonic is redefining what it means to fly. As builder of Overture, the world’s fastest commercial airliner, Boom’s vision is to make the world dramatically more accessible through supersonic travel. Boom is currently developing the XB-1, a one-third scale demonstrator to prove key technologies for safe, efficient supersonic travel. XB-1 will help refine the design and engineering of Overture.
A test requirement for the XB-1’s J85 engines includes backpressure testing. This is accomplished by rerouting core engine compressor bleed air through a series of ducts. Although the parts used for the test will not be flight hardware, they are required to supply engineers with the necessary test data.