BERWYN, PA — Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) announced the successful delivery of key engine throttle control system components for XB-1, Boom Supersonic’s demonstrator aircraft. The engine throttle control system supports XB-1’s final assembly and ground testing, as it prepares for first flight in 2020.
Triumph Integrated Systems’ Geared and Mechanical Solutions operating company designed and manufactured the throttle control system out of its North Wales, Pennsylvania site. The system consists of the cockpit throttle quadrant, telescopic control assembly, hybrid cables, engine throttle gearbox and pressure bulkhead assembly. Preliminary design of the throttle control system began in November 2017 with completion of the latest milestone, critical design review, occurring in January 2019.
“Triumph is proud to partner with Boom Supersonic as they advance supersonic commercial air travel,” Frank Dubey, Executive Vice President of Triumph Integrated Systems. “The delivery of the engine throttle control system demonstrates how Triumph works together with customers to develop new and innovative solutions that will advance the future of air travel.”
XB-1’s test flights will validate the methods and tools that are being applied to the design of Overture, Boom’s 55-75 passenger, Mach 2.2 commercial airliner.
“After working with Triumph for almost two years on developing the engine throttle control system, it’s great to at last see this key component in our hangar and ready to deploy on XB-1,” said Erin Young, Boom’s Flight Control Systems Lead. “This part brings us one step closer to our goal of making the world dramatically more accessible.”
Boom Supersonic is currently building XB-1 and designing Overture, with the latter slated to enter service in the mid-2020s. Japan Airlines and Virgin Group are future Overture operators with options for 30 aircraft on pre-order.
Source: Triumph Group, Inc., 899 Cassatt Rd Ste 210, Berwyn PA 19312
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