supersonic private jet by 2022 a real possibility.
Aernnova Partners on Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet
Spike Aerospace is partnering with Spanish aerostructures specialist Aernnova on the development of the Spike S-512 supersonic jet. Spike Aerospace in 2013 announced plans to develop the 18-passenger S-512 supersonic jet that would fly at Mach 1.6 and have a low sonic boom. Plans call to bring the new supersonic aircraft to market in 2022.
Aernnova will provide structural expertise to the program, collaborating on development and validation of structural systems such as the fuselage, wing and vertical tail. The partnership initially will involve stress analysis and performance optimization of structures and later focus on engineering of aircraft high-lift and control surface systems.
“Aernnova will play an important role in our structural analysis, which will help our engineering team optimize the design, minimize loads and reduce weight,” said Tom Langer, Spike senior engineer.
The Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet is a stunningly elegant, sleek and innovative business jet that will sweep passengers to destinations at supersonic speeds. Flying at Mach 1.6, 450 mph faster than any other civilian jet, the Spike S-512 will enable customers to do more and enjoy more out of life. London will be just 3 hours away from NYC – making day trips for business possible. Or Paris to Dubai for shopping and entertainment and back home in time for dinner.
The Spike S-512 interior features the luxurious Multiplex Digital cabin where passengers can enjoy beautiful panoramic views outside the aircraft, a movie, maps, images or a presentation. With room for up to 18 passengers, customers can work or relax in comfort and style with amazing views of the world.
Flying supersonic is clearly the future of aviation. It makes the world smaller and more accessible. For competitive global businesses, cutting flight times in half will have significant value. But for people with busy global lives and who want to spend time with the people they love, the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet will be a necessity.
Supersonic flight will enable businesses to manage global operations more efficiently and consider more investment opportunities. They will be closer to their customers, more often. The Spike S-512 will let give passengers the ability to do more and enjoy life more by spending less time in the air.
courtesy Aviation International News (AIN)