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Spike Aerospace announced New Design For The Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet

February 15, 2014 - Boston based Spike Aerospace is working on a number of aerospace projects and particularly focused on designing the world’s first supersonic business jet, the Spike S-512.

The jet will reach international destinations faster than any jet currently on the market. Breaking the sound barrier at 1100mph (Mach 1.6), Spike S-512 will get passengers to their destinations in about 1/2 the time it takes today.

The new supersonic jet will feature a revolutionary windowless passenger cabin so no more glaring sun and no more shades to pull down or push up. Instead, the interior walls will be covered with a thin display screens embedded into the wall.


Cameras surrounding the entire aircraft will construct breathtaking panoramic views displayed on the cabin screens. Passengers will be able to dim the screens to catch some sleep or change it to one of the many scenic images stored in the system.

There are several reasons for removing the windows from the cabin. It has long been known that the windows cause significant challenges in designing and constructing an aircraft fuselage. They require addition structural support, add to the parts count and add weight to the aircraft. But until recently, it has not been possible to do without them.

With the micro-cameras and flat displays now available, Spike Aerospace can eliminate the structural issues with windows and reduce the aircraft weight. In addition, the very smooth exterior skin will reduce the drag normally caused by having windows.

The supersonic jet design already incorporates the latest technologies including composite material, advanced avionics and propulsion system. The interior design and windowless cabin is one more innovation the company is incorporating into the design.

Spike Aerospace is a privately held company founded in 2011 but with origins tracing back to 2006. The company is based in Boston, MA just across the river from MIT and in close proximity to General Electric Aircraft Engines, Draper Labs, Avidyne, Lincoln Labs and a number of other aerospace companies.


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