The $ 100 million Spike S-512 Supersonic Business Jet from Spike Aerospace is set to begin test flights in 2022 and begin carrying passengers by 2028.
Photos of the jet released by Spike Aerospace show the luxury that can be enjoyed by the 12 to 18 passengers on the plane, travelling around the world in what looks like a mini-hotel in the sky.
Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace, says the images show the capabilities of the cabin, which will be fully customizable. Even if the custom designs are relatively simple, the cabin will incorporate exclusive "windowless Multiplex Digital technology" full-length high-definition screens instead of windows that can display anything from wildlife panoramas to movies and laptop presentations.
The aerospace company adds that by eliminating the traditional windows, the cabin will offer unprecedented noise reduction. As an aviation engineer would point out, windows are a weak point in the fuselage. Of course, what will really set the Spike S-512 apart from a regular jet is its absolute speed.
Spike Aerospace explains that the Spike S-512 will be the first aircraft designed to offer exclusive quiet supersonic flight technology.
The S-512 Supersonic Jet was designed from the ground to travel at supersonic speeds quietly and efficiently, opening up destinations worldwide to travellers seeking the best and fastest private air travel. The twin engines of the plane will push it from London to Dubai in just over three hours.
The Spike S-512 Supersonic Business Jet from Spike Aerospace will be the fastest available civilian aircraft, which saves flight hours for passengers on each voyage and provides an unparalleled flight experience. Air travel will never be the same again.