Spike Aerospace CEO Vik Kachoria discusses the challenges in aerospace technology and the economics of supersonic flight with Bloomberg's Caroline Hyde on "Bloomberg Technology."
Vik Kachoria is in Budapest for the think.BDPST conference on innovation. He will be speaking on "Supersonic Flight: Innovation, Impact and Opportunity". Hungary has expertise in material science, machining, composite manufacturing and high-performance small aircraft. This makes the region of particular interest in nascent technologies used in supersonic aircraft. Combine its technologies with Central Europe's [...]
"Supersonic flights could be enjoyed by over 13 million passengers annually when flights begin in 2025," according to Vik Kachoria, CEO & President of Spike Aerospace. "While supersonic aircraft might be ushered in by the wealthy, they will ultimately benefit anyone who wants and needs to get to their destinations faster. This is going to [...]
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 [...]
Dec 12, 2017, somewhere over the Atlantic -- This morning Kevin Novak, VP of Flight Safety and Training, is on route to Cork, Ireland. He reported winds aloft of 200 kts (230 mph) out of the north over the Atlantic. The forecast shows severe turbulence from 20,000-40,000 feet. Fortunately, the Spike Supersonic Jet will fly [...]
Boston, MA, Nov 12, 2017 -- Spike Aerospace's executive team is in Dubai this week for the 2017 Dubai Airshow. It is a tremendous opportunity to build on relationships initiated over the past few years. The Dubai Airshow is also a wonderful forum to meet with new customers and better understand their requirements for a [...]
Boston, MA, Oct 09, 2017 -- Early Saturday morning Oct 07, 2017, Spike Aerospace successfully test flew the subsonic subscale SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft for the first time. The jet is an early unmanned prototype of the company's 18 passenger S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. The SX-1.2 test flights proved that the aerodynamic design of the [...]
Boston, MA, Sep 20, 2017 - Spike Aerospace will begin a series of test flights of its first SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft by the end of the month. The SX-1.2 is a scaled, proof-of-concept aircraft that will help validate the aerodynamics of the S-512 Supersonic Jet. For Spike, this is the next phase of the [...]
Tomorrow morning, Spike Aerospace will be presenting its vision for supersonic flight at the Fast Forward Quarterly Conference. Vik Kachoria, the company's president, will discuss innovation, development and opportunity for supersonic aviation and specifically the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet.
Boston, MA, Aug 16, 2017 - In the coming weeks, NASA will release a public request for proposals to build the QueSST aircraft, a low-boom supersonic demonstrator. This is a follow on project to the QueSST conceptual design that Lockheed Martin developed over the past two years. The project is garnering a lot of attention around the world as there [...]