Kratos Selected as Engine Design Team for Boom-led Collaboration on Symphony™, the Sustainable and Cost-Efficient Engine for Overture
Symphony will be a bespoke design leveraging proven technologies and materials to achieve optimal supersonic performance and efficiency. Overture’s new propulsion system is expected to operate at net zero
“Developing a supersonic engine specifically for Overture offers by far the best value proposition for our customers,” said
As the Symphony design and engineering lead, FTT will utilize its leading supersonic engine design experience and expertise under a standard commercial T&M arrangement, including key engineers directly involved in and in support of the design of the F-119 and F-135 supersonic engines that power the F-22 and F-35. Additionally, FTT’s team of engineers and technicians has also supported the design and development of engine classes from business jets to the largest wide-body aircraft and has extensive experience with the industrial gas turbine industry, bringing valuable experience with long-life engines and alternative fuel systems. GE Additive will provide additive manufacturing design consulting and technology, and
“The team at FTT has a decades-long history of developing innovative, high-performance propulsion solutions," said
Symphony Technical Overview
Symphony will be a medium-bypass turbofan engine with the same basic engine architecture that currently powers all modern commercial aircraft. Unlike subsonic turbofans, this new propulsion system will include a Boom-designed axisymmetric supersonic intake, a variable-geometry low-noise exhaust nozzle, and a passively cooled high-pressure turbine.
Engine design features to include:
- Architecture: twin-spool, medium-bypass turbofan engine, no afterburner
- Thrust: 35,000lbs at takeoff
- Fuel: optimized for 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel
- Single-stage fan designed for quiet operation
- Passively cooled high-pressure turbine
- Additive manufacturing for low weight, low part count, and reduced assembly costs
- Certification: Compliant with
FAAand EASA Part 33 requirements
For more information, please visit www.boomsupersonic.com.
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