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
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.