BOSTON, MA, January 16, 2018 – Tom Captain, an aerospace industry veteran has joined Spike Aerospace, to help accelerate the development and introduction into service of the world’s first quiet supersonic business jet.
Tom Captain said “Spike Aerospace has put together a world class team to design and bring to market the world’s first quiet supersonic jet. I love their vision and am very excited to bring my industry experience to help them successfully execute their plans.”
The Spike S-512 seats 12-18 passengers and cruises at Mach 1.6, allowing for a 40% quicker trip over 6,200 NM — at competitive direct operating costs.
Mr. Captain spent almost 4 decades advising global commercial aerospace, space, defense and airline companies solving complex product development, manufacturing, supply chain, finance, acquisition, litigation, cost efficiency and business development challenges. He is the retired Vice Chairman of Deloitte LLP and leader of their global aerospace and defense practice, serving its clients for 36 years in Europe, Asia and North America. He testified at the Congressional Aviation Subcommittee on the Deloitte study, “Transforming the Air Transportation System”, and testified at the Senate Banking Committee on “Export-Import Bank Reauthorization and Impact on the Space Industry”.
“Having Tom Captain’s experience, connections and knowledge of the industry is going to be invaluable in helping Spike achieve its vision of advancing aviation with supersonic flight. We are looking forward to his insights.” added Vik Kachoria, President & CEO of Spike Aerospace.
Mr. Captain is also a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences, e.g., Aviation Week, SpeedNews, Wharton Aerospace, ISRO, and company board meetings. A recognized expert, he is cited several hundred times in print and on-line media regarding current trends, events and breaking news stories, e.g., WSJ, FT, CNN, Washington Post, Aviation Week, Defense News, Bloomberg, Reuters, New York Times, Handelsblatt, Japan Times, Arabic News, Peoples Daily, Hindustan Times. He has appeared on television and in radio broadcasts with Fox Business News, Defense News Today, and BBC radio. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and was named by Defense News to their “Top 100 Most Influential People in US Defense” list.
About Spike Aerospace
Spike Aerospace, Inc., is a Boston based leading innovator in supersonic passenger jet aircraft with patent pending low-sonic boom technology, with world class economics for both passengers, private owners and airline operators.
A team of experienced senior engineers with backgrounds from leading aerospace companies are developing the high-level conceptual design of the supersonic aircraft. Top aerospace firms, like Siemens, Greenpoint/Zodiac, Maya, Aernnova, Quartus Engineering and others are providing their expertise in aircraft design, engineering, manufacturing and testing. Fly Supersonic. Do More. http://www.spikeaerospace.com/