Spike S-512 may be the world’s first supersonic private jet




Spike S-512 may be the world’s first supersonic private jet

After obtaining certification in 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration United States Cessna Citation X will be the fastest civilian aircraft with a maximum speed of Mach 0.935 (1115 km / h), dethrones Gulfstream G650 (1103 km / h) of this title which currently has . However, a small Boston company Spike Aerospace is going to beat both present and S-512, which, they said, would be the world’s first supersonic private jet with a cruising speed of Mach 1.6 and a maximum speed of Mach 1.8.


Gulfstream G650 – currently the fastest private civilian aircraft in the world


Cessna Citation X – contender for the title of the fastest aircraft in the world. Receive title in 2014, will be certified if

Spike team consists of engineers, who at one time had worked on aircraft and Gulfstream, and Eclipse, and Airbus, and the last few years been developing a supersonic Spike S-512. Plane designed primarily for business, that is for those people for whom time is money -. The machine cost from 60 to 80 million dollars, depending on the configuration, will be able to hoist aboard 18 passengers, which will be located in a luxury saloon, equipped with the latest technology.

Spike Aerospace said that due to the possibility of a speed of Mach 1.6 to 1.8, flight, for example, from New York to London instead require 6-7 hours, 3-4 hours. At the same time, a flight from Los Angeles to Tokyo will take only 8 hours instead of the required now 14-16.


Spike S-512. Top view

The Company also reported that as the plane is in the development stage design, the specifications are subject to change over time. Currently Spike said maximum range of S-7400 at 512 kilometers. In the current version of the aircraft design length is 40 meters, with a wingspan of 18 meters, the size of the cabin 12 meters, as well as the height and width of the fuselage 2 meters.


Knowing the challenges that companies will face in the construction of aircraft capable to overcome the sound barrier, and which at one time severely reduced market “Concord”, Spike team understands that reducing these problems to an acceptable level and the possibility of obtaining a license FAA U.S. will be for them a very serious challenge.


If these problems are solved yet succeed, the company hopes that the first S-512 will be built in December 2018. All his trump card company does not disclose, however, promised to share new information about the project S-512 early next year.

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