New Supersonic Aircraft Prototype to Test this Summer

Spike Aerospace is expanding efforts to develop the world’s first Quiet Supersonic Jet. The sleek 18 passenger design will result in a quieter, faster and more efficient supersonic aircraft.

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Engineering is on track for a first flight of a subsonic prototype of the jet. The prototype will demonstrate low-speed aerodynamic flight characteristic. This will be followed by a series of larger jets with a supersonic demonstrator already in the works.

The company has recently added several advisors with experience selling corporate jets in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. The advisors will assist in discussions with individual and commercial customers.

The Spike S-512 will be the first supersonic jet designed with Quiet Supersonic Flight (QSF), the proprietary technology developed by Spike to minimize the sonic boom by optimizing the aerodynamic design. Flying at supersonic cruising speed, the Spike S-512 will cut the flight time by half at the cost equivalent to a business class seat. The aircraft is expected to reach the market by 2023.

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How much more would you pay for luxury supersonic travel?

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