Tag: Replacement

07
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Concorde Replacement Edges Closer With Boom’s XB-1 Unveiling

Boom Supersonic has taken a big step toward putting a Concorde-like supersonic passenger plane into commercial service with the unveiling of a prototype.

Colorado-based Boom pulled the wraps off the sleek-looking aircraft at a special event at Centennial Airport in Denver on Wednesday, October 7.

Officially known as the XB-1 but nicknamed the Baby Boom, the jet is 21.6 meters long with a 6.4-meter wingspan, making it a third of the size of the planned Overture aircraft that the company is planning to build.

Featuring a carbon-composite airframe and powered by three General Electric-designed J85-15 engines, the XB-1 is expected to take its first flight in 2021 in tests that will help Boom refine the design of Overture.

The XB-1 only has space for the pilot, but Overture will seat up to 75 passengers while flying at speeds of Mach-2.2 — almost 1,700 mph, or more than twice the speed of sound.

Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 prototype. Boom Supersonic

Despite the current pressures on the airline industry caused by the coronavirus pandemic, around 30 pre-orders for Overture have already been made by airlines around the world.

If Boom can overcome the various financial and technical challenges to realize its dream and meet its target date of 2030 for commercial services, passengers will be able to fly from New York to London in a mere 3 hours and 30 minutes, three hours faster than current services. Seattle to Tokyo would take just 4 hours and 30 minutes instead of 8 hours and 30 minutes, while L.A. to Sydney would take only 8 hours and 30 minutes, six hours faster than it takes today.

How Overture could look in the sky. Boom Supersonic

As for how much you’ll have to pay for your speedy international flight, Boom says that although airlines will of

04
Oct
2020
Posted in website

Apple Names Schiller’s Replacement On Website

Apple has updated its website to show that Greg Joswiak has taken over for Phil Schiller as the company’s new senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, according to a Friday (Oct. 2) report from MacRumors.

Schiller transitioned to an Apple Fellow in August, according to a press release at the time. He will still be in charge of the App Store and company events.

While Joswiak’s takeover as leader didn’t have a timeline back in August, it seems to have already happened as of Friday, MacRumors reported.

Joswiak is now in charge of Apple’s product management and product marketing, developer relations, market research, business management, education, enterprise and international marketing, reporting directly to CEO Tim Cook, according to the August release.

Joswiak’s history includes over 20 years of experience at Apple as the vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. He’s also known as “Joz,” and in the release, Cook said his new position would be positive for the tech giant.

“Joz’s many years of leadership in the Product Marketing organization make him perfectly suited to this new role and will ensure a seamless transition at a moment when the team is engaged in such important and exciting work,” Cook said in the release.

Schiller, meanwhile, said he would remain on staff “as long as they will have me,” according to the release. Cook spoke highly of Schiller, too, saying he “has helped make Apple the company it is today, and his contributions are broad, vast and run deep.”

“In this new role he will continue to provide the incredible thought partnership and guidance that have defined his decades at Apple,” Cook said in the release.

In August, Apple became the first public company in history to attain a valuation of $2 trillion. That