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Spike Aerospace Still Evaluating Possible Locations

There has been a lot of unexpected headlines and press lately about Spike Aerospace moving to Washington State and building a manufacturing facility there for the Spike Supersonic Jet. It is time to set the record straight, perhaps long overdue. Spike Aerospace is in the very early stages of selecting a location for its permanent manufacturing site. [...]

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 Thu October 6th. Mr. Kachoria will be discussing the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet program, developing partnerships and collaboration to bring supersonic flight back and the company's search for manufacturing facilities. Governor Jay Inslee will be speaking about the benefit of [...]

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

Digital Engineering Magazine Article “Supersonic Simulation”

Brian Albright of Digital Engineering magazine wrote a great article on how engineering tools like CD-Adapco's Star-CCM+ software and MAYA/Siemens PLM NX CAD are helping advance innovation in aerospace. In just the last 5 years, maybe 10, digital engineering tools like these have really advanced to the point where companies can do significant engineering work on [...]

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

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

Aerospace innovation is entering an exciting decade of growth. Mars travel. Micro satellites. Suborbital space travel. New modes of air transportation. Drones. Use cases for increased autonomy are exploding. Technology is 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, [...]

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 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 Supersonic Jet. MAYA Simulation and Siemens [...]

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

Spike Aerospace Evaluating Engines for Supersonic Jet with Two Major Suppliers

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

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 cost of the aircraft is $100m (not $60-80m as shown in one of the slides) Ticket prices for on a S-512 [...]

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

Supersonic Flight is Easy — The Holy Grail is No Boom Supersonic

  Supersonic Flight is Easy -- The Holy Grail is No Boom Supersonic Mar 28, 2016, Boston -- Supersonic flight is easy, but doing it without the sonic boom is the holy grail of the next generation of aircraft. Advanced engineering such as the Quiet Supersonic Flight (QSF) technology being developed by Spike Aerospace will [...]

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

Supersonic Aircraft R&D Efforts 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 so many options to get you from NYC to London in seconds flat. The only thing we haven't seen a patent announcement [...]

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

Why is NASA Giving Lockheed $20 Million?

Why is NASA giving $20 million to Lockheed Martin for early design work of 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 work. To build the demonstrator will take hundreds of millions [...]

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