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 S-512 supersonic flight from NYC to London are expected to be competitive with business class seats at about $5000 USD.
Spike Aerospace is designing the world's first supersonic business jet in order to make international travel faster and more efficient. Our engineering team, with years of experience at Gulfstream, Eclipse, and Airbus, have spent the last two years on the initial design stages of the Spike S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. This video shows an initial concept design for the 12-18 passenger jet that flies at Mach 1.6 (1100 mph) - reducing flight time [...]
The Spike S-512 is a supersonic jet that enables travelers to reach their destinations in half the time it currently takes. Passengers will be able to fly from NYC to London in three hours instead of six to seven hours. The Spike S-512 uses advanced engine and airframe technology to cruise at average speeds of Mach 1.6-1.8 (1060-1200 mph). We expect first deliveries of the Spike S-512 in five to seven years. [...]
Fly Supersonic. Do More. This means being able to reach destinations around the world is less than half the time it currently takes. Imagine the impact on your personal travel, business, investments, and global opportunities if you could fly from NYC to London in just three hours, LA to Toyko in six hours or less, or London to Mumbai in just four hours!
Every day, some 93,000 flights take off from approximately 9,000 airports. At any given time, there are between 8,000 and 13,000 airplanes in the air. Over 30,000 flights with two million passengers on board take off every single day in the United States alone. Check out the video below to see this amazing feat of progress in action: […]