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Startup Supersonic Jet Every Major Jet-Engine Manufacturer Refuses to Aid Boom.

According to FlightGlobal, engine manufacturers are not eager to assist Boom in developing a supersonic powertrain. The remarks follow Rolls-early Royce's September announcement that its relationship with Boom was coming to an end.

According to travel expert Henry Harteveldt, Boom might create its own engine, which might be useful.

The faster-than-sound Overture, which has orders from United and American Airlines, may be powered by an engine that might be investigated by Rolls-Royce and Boom in 2020.

Rolls-Royce said, "After careful deliberation, we have decided that the commercial aviation supersonic market is not currently a priority for us and, thus, will not pursue further work on the initiative at this time.

GE Aviation, Honeywell, and Safran Aircraft Engines have all informed FlightGlobal that they are not currently interested in producing a supersonic engine for Boom in response to Rolls-remarks. 

Royce'sPrior to defunct aircraft manufacturer Aerion's closure in May 2021 due to financial difficulties, GE worked on the Affinity engine that was intended to power a supersonic jet. Aerion was financed by Boeing.

Another manufacturer that is capable of producing such an engine, Pratt & Whitney, is similarly reticent to take part, with Graham Webb, chief sustainability officer, calling supersonic aircraft "tangential."

Boom, however, is adamant about producing an environmentally clean power plant and locating an engine manufacturer. The business anticipates using 100% sustainable aviation fuel in its $200 million Overture planes (SAF).

Boom may need to develop its own engines because engine manufacturers are reluctant to collaborate with the company, according to Henry Harteveldt, travel expert and president of Atmosphere Research Group.

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