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Spike Aerospace Evaluating Possible Manufacturing Locations

There have been a lot of unexpected headlines and press lately about Spike Aerospace moving to Washington State and building a manufacturing facility there for the S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. It is time to set the record straight; perhaps this is long overdue. Spike Aerospace is in the very early stages of selecting a location for our [...]

By | December 4th, 2016|Editorial, General, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Spike Aerospace to Present at WA Aerospace Summit 2016

Vik Kachoria, President & CEO of Spike Aerospace, will be presenting at the AFA's 11th Annual Aerospace Summit on Thursday, October 6th, 2016. Mr. Kachoria will be discussing the Spike S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet program, developing partnerships and collaborations to bring supersonic flight back, and the company's search for manufacturing facilities. Washington State Governor Jay Inslee will be speaking [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Digital Engineering Magazine Article: “Supersonic Simulation”

Brian Albright of Digital Engineering magazine recently wrote a great article on how engineering tools like CD-Adapco's Star-CCM+ software and MAYA/Siemens PLM NX CAD are helping to advance innovation in the aerospace industry. In just the last five years, maybe ten, digital engineering tools like these have really advanced, to the point where companies can [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Spike Aerospace Participating in Aerospace Innovation Workshop at MIT ILP on Sep 15, 2016

Aerospace innovation is entering an exciting decade of growth. Mars travel. Micro-satellites. Sub-orbital space travel. New modes of air transportation. Drones. Use cases for increased autonomy are exploding. Technologies are near-term. Where are we heading? What startups, researchers, and executives are leading the charge? MIT Startup Exchange (STEX) is convening a workshop on Thursday, September [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Spike Aerospace Partners With MAYA Simulation / Siemens PLM on Supersonic Jet

Boston, MA, July 11, 2016 - Spike Aerospace announced the addition today of partners MAYA Simulation and Siemens' Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software business to a global effort to develop the first supersonic business jet. The partners join a global collaboration of leading aerospace firms developing the innovative Spike S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. MAYA Simulation [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Spike Aerospace Evaluating Engines for Supersonic Jet from Two Major Suppliers

Boston, MA, June 22, 2016 - Spike Aerospace announced today that they are evaluating several possible engine options for their S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. The company is currently working with two engine manufacturers and is in the early stages of discussion with a third supplier. Spike Aerospace and the two engine manufacturers are identifying existing [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Bloomberg’s Emily Chang Interviews Vik Kachoria, CEO of Spike Aerospace

Vik Kachoria, Spike Aerospace's chief executive officer, and Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital general partner, discuss funding for aerospace startups and the future of supersonic aircraft with Bloomberg's Emily Chang on "Bloomberg West." Correction: Estimated price of the S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet is $100m (not $60-80m as shown in one slide here) Ticket prices for an [...]

By | May 11th, 2016|General, News|0 Comments

Supersonic Flight is Easy – The Holy Grail is No-Boom Supersonic

  Mar 28, 2016, Boston, MA - Supersonic flight is relatively easy, but achieving it without a sonic boom is the holy grail of the next generation of aircraft engineers. Advanced innovations, such as the Quiet Supersonic Flight (QSF) technology being developed by Spike Aerospace, will make flight faster than the speed of sound possible without all [...]

By | March 29th, 2016|General, News, Press Releases|0 Comments

Supersonic Aircraft R&D Efforts Are Heating Up

In the last six months, there have been more articles on supersonic aircraft than I can remember reading in the past six years. If you believe everything you read, soon there will be many options to get you from NYC to London in seconds flat. The only thing we haven't yet seen a patent announcement [...]

By | March 4th, 2016|General, News|0 Comments

Why is NASA Giving Lockheed Martin $20 Million?

Why is NASA giving $20 million to Lockheed Martin for early design work on a single-passenger supersonic aircraft - a demonstrator? News articles have been heralding this announcement as if, for $20 million, there will be an actual aircraft. But that small sum is only for initial design studies. To build a working demonstrator will take hundreds of [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Editorial, News|1 Comment