With all the fun parties and celebrations over, Spike Aerospace has been reflecting on what we accomplished in 2016 and what is ahead in 2017. It is amazing how quickly successes can get forgotten after day-to-day meetings, travel, and other efforts. Looking back, it was a fantastic and successful year, with 2017 looking even more exciting for us.
Spike Aerospace continues to expand and fill out our amazing team. We have added engineering experts in propulsion, structures, and prototype fabrication. Several wonderful executive advisors have joined the team to assist in sales to individual and commercial customers. In addition, we have expanded our growing network of investor advisors.
I’m amazed how many relationships we developed with companies who share our vision for a Quiet Supersonic Jet in 2016. Aernnova (Spain) has been assisting with structures. Siemens (Germany), Maya (Canada), and CD-Adapco (US) have provided tremendous support in engineering software, consulting, and services. Quartus Engineering (US) has done some wonderful work on aeroelasticity and flutter analysis. Kappa Optronics (Germany) is providing cameras for testing purposes. Our partners at Greenpoint / Zodiac Aerospace (US/Canada) will be assisting with designing the aircraft cabin as well as other systems. BRPH (US) is putting together initial designs for a manufacturing facility layout. We have also been working with engine companies, flight deck providers, and simulator developers.
Together, our engineers have advanced our multi-disciplinary engineering processes, CFD analysis of the aircraft, and continued efforts to further minimize the sonic boom effect. Another team has been building a demonstration of our exclusive windowless Multiplex Digital Cabin. Oh, and we are working on our first flying demonstrator (more on this later).
Designing and building a supersonic jet is definitely a team sport. I can’t be more thankful for the efforts of everyone on our team, as well as our partners and all those who have supported our vision.
Spike in the News
In 2016, Spike Aerospace was featured in hundreds of news articles as well as several TV and radio interviews. These included features by Bloomberg TV, The Economist, DubaiEye Radio, BBC Radio, the Wall Street Journal, Aviation Week, and many others. This worldwide media exposure reflects the excitement the general public and the aviation industry has in the reintroduction of supersonic flight. It also is an exciting acknowledgement of Spike Aerospace as one of the leaders in this incredible field.
Thank you, and best wishes to all for a wonderful and happy 2017!