Imagine flying from New York to London in 3 hours! If believe Boston based Spike Aerospace, their aircraft Spike S-512 will be the world’s first supersonic business jet that would be capable of reaching speeds of Mach 1.8. That’s an incredible 1370 mph. Enough that this currently an impossible mission becomes reality. The Spike team, made up of engineers with experience at Gulfstream, Eclipse and Airbus, has spent the last couple of years designing the Spike S-512. They promises that this speed capabilities of the aircraft will transport passengers from New York to London taking three to four hours instead of six to seven, and the 14 to 16 hour flight time for a Los Angeles to Tokyo flight cut to eight hours.
It’s not just about speed — the Spike S-512 is being designed for style. It can carry a maximum of up to 18 passengers in the luxury befitting an aircraft with an estimated price tag of between $60 to $80 million.
Spike Aerospace says it will release more information in 2014 and plans to deliver the first aircraft by 2018.