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ISTAT Learning Lab: The Future of Sustainable Commercial Supersonic Travel
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The Future of Sustainable Commercial Supersonic Travel

09 November 2021

Start Time:
10:00 NEW YORK | 15:00 DUBLIN | 22:00 SINGAPORE

75 minutes

Supersonic commercial flight is about to become a reality again for millions of passengers thanks to more than 60 years of advancements in materials, propulsion and aerodynamics. Hear from Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, about these advancements that are enabling Boom to build Overture, a supersonic airliner that is environmentally sustainable and economically viable. During this session, Scholl will also walk through the data the company has amassed to demonstrate the vibrant demand among passengers and airlines for a new generation of supersonic airliners.

Blake Scholl, Founder & CEO, Boom Supersonic

Blake Scholl founded Boom Supersonic in September 2014 with the goal of making high-speed travel mainstream and enabling a new world of human connection. Blake is passionate about tackling big problems which the world has overlooked. After seeing Concorde in a museum, he dreamed of the return of commercial supersonic flight. A few years later, Blake dove into aerospace engineering—reading textbooks and taking classes—to figure out from first principles how to enable a supersonic renaissance. As a leader, Blake focuses on inspiring the best people from a range of disciplines to unite in pursuit of Boom’s vision. Prior to founding Boom, Blake held leadership roles at Amazon and Groupon and co-founded mobile technology startup Kima Labs.

Nov 9, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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