Airline and Colorado's Boom Technology partner on supersonic passenger jet

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   HEADING FOR THE SKIES A prototype of the Boom jet will fly next year

JAL joins the Virgin Group as a confirmed partner of Boom.

Japan Airlines is the latest airline to invest in supersonic air travel. By relying on non-afterburning engines, composite structures and existing technology, the Boom airliner will be created to operate at a quarter of the costs of Concorde. JAL also has an option to purchase up to 20 Boom aircraft. The Concorde, flown by British Airways and Air France at twice the speed of sound, retired in 2003 after nearly three decades in service as customers abandoned the jets amid declining economies and maintenance costs to keep them flying soared.

"We're thrilled to be working with JAL to develop a reliable, easily-maintained aircraft that will provide revolutionary speed to passengers", Boom's chief executive Blake Scholl said. Airlines who get in line early for all-new jets can benefit from intimate involvement in the design process, giving their wish list for features they think will please passengers, pilots, flight attendants and maintenance crews.

The iconic plane flew regularly between Europe and NY for 27 years but was withdrawn from service because of high costs.

JAL's investment raises Boom's overall capital to $51 million, including a $33 million Series A round completed last March involving several venture funds, such as Continuity Fund, RRE Ventures, Palm Drive Ventures, 8VC and Caffeinated Capital.

Boom says it has interest from five airlines in buying a total of 76 of its supersonic airliners if it succeeds in bringing the plane to market. Boom has previously disclosed that at least one of the unidentified customers is based in Europe.

D This is the new Boom Supersonic jet'in production
D This is the new Boom Supersonic jet'in production

Branson's spaceship company, Virgin Galactic, is working with Denver-based Boom to develop its XB-1 jet, which will fly at 1,451mph, 100mph faster than Concorde. The full-scale airliner will require three much larger engines.

The Japanese archipelago is among the most attractive areas for supersonic flying because planes don't have to travel over very much land to reach big cities.

Boom Supersonic's hangar is located at Centennia Airport in Colorado.

The reason that Boom Supersonic is making headlines is due to their decision to try and completely change the commercial flight market.

The speed isn't just attractive for intercontinental flights, Scholl said.

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