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Boom Supersonic partners with NUMECA, adopting its CFD solutions to advance development of the Overture supersonic passenger air

Posted By: NUMECA International
Date:Tue, 19 Feb 2019, 5:22 p.m.

BRUSSELS, Belgium – [2019/02/19] – NUMECA International, a global leader in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), multiphysics, and optimization, today announced a new partnership with Boom Supersonic (Boom), an innovative company building history’s fastest supersonic airliner.

Through this partnership, Boom is aiming to create a dramatically streamlined and highly automated workflow, both utilizing NUMECA’s expertise in creating solutions to provide quality results with the highest reliability and the fastest solution time of any code and amplifying the strengths of Boom’s world-renowned design team. The new CFD solutions adopted from NUMECA will advance the development of Overture, Boom’s Mach-2.2 commercial airliner.

“In the first pilot project we attained results up to 14x faster than with our previous design environment,” said Tim Conners, Lead Propulsion Engineer at Boom. “This gives Boom the ability to test more conditions, try more design ideas, and save millions of dollars in compute resources - yielding a more efficient aircraft in less time and for lower cost than we originally planned for.”

Boom believes that speed is less about going really fast and more about all the things it enables you to do. It is this commitment to speed—and what it allows its engineers to achieve—that drove Boom’s decision to choose NUMECA for some of its most demanding CFD simulations.

“At NUMECA, our prime focus is helping our clients, such as Boom, develop their products under real world conditions by ensuring the highest reliability of performance prediction, at a fraction of the computational cost of competitors’ solutions,” said Prof Charles Hirsch, President of NUMECA International. “In partnering with Boom, we’re excited to contribute to bringing supersonic travel to a commercial audience and assist in the development of Overture.”

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is the Denver-based company building supersonic airliners. Founded in 2014, its vision is to remove the barriers to experiencing the planet: time, money, and hassle. Boom is backed by world-class investors including Emerson Collective, Y Combinator, Caffeinated Capital, SV Angel, and individuals including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, Ron Conway, Michael Marks, and Greg McAdoo. The company has announced pre-orders of its Overture airliner from airlines including Japan Airlines and Virgin Group. For more information, please visit

About NUMECA International

NUMECA International is a leading developer and provider of innovative Grid Generation, Multi-physics ​- ​CFD software systems for analysis, design and optimization of industrial products and processes​, with emphasis ​​in the​ ​domains of aeronautics, aerospace, propulsion, marine, energy, chemical processes, and multi-physics. NUMECA offers an extended suite of software, covering a broad range of applications for both internal and external flows, including fluid-structure, fluid-thermal, aero-acoustic interactions. For more information, please visit

NUMECA Contact

Myriem Majid

Marketing and Communication Officer

+32 (0) 2 486 23 16

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