Supersonic Jet S-512 Spike Replaces Windows with Massive Live Streaming Screens

In an ideal world who wouldn’t fancy hovering every day between Fifth Avenue and Oxford Street, spending weekends on the Greek island of Santorini and Amalfi nights in Italy without questioning the paucity of time? Boston-based aerospace firm Spike Aerospace seems to have taken the challenge of blessing  us with the lavishness of flying between New York to London in three hours reminiscent of British Airways 1976 Concorde.

Spike S-512 is estimated to reach speeds of Mach 1.6-1.8 (1,060-1,200mph). The convenience and speed comes at a price – the jet will cost somewhere between $60 million and $80 million.

Spike S-512 is estimated to reach speeds of Mach 1.6-1.8 (1,060-1,200mph). The convenience and speed comes at a price – the jet will cost somewhere between $60 million and $80 million.

Spike Aerospace has revealed plans to develop Spike S-512 a 12-18 seater supersonic private jet designed for commercial use. The S-512 was announced in December, comes from a team of skilled engineers who have previously worked for aerospace firms such as Airbus, Gulfstream and Bombardier. The team has spent past two years designing the supersonic luxury jet and promise to cut flight times in half by being able to fly between New York and London in just about three hours!

Spike S-512 is estimated to reach speeds of Mach 1.6-1.8 (1,060-1,200mph). The convenience and speed comes at a price – the jet will cost somewhere between $60 million and $80 million.

Who needs windows on aircraft when you can have giant video screens!

Who needs windows on aircraft when you can have giant video screens!

S512 will have a curved, full-length HD screen that spans the entire fuselage instead of windows

S512 will have a curved, full-length HD screen that spans the entire fuselage instead of windows

Recent technological advancements have been utilized in its making with features such as video recording, live-streaming and display technology. The plane will eschew cabin windows and will substitute them with super-thin embedded high-def displays.

The exterior will be lined with tiny cameras sending footage to thin, curved displays lining the interior walls of the fuselage resulting into an unbroken and splendid panoramic view of the outside world.

Luxury passengers who wish to sleep or distract themselves from the ominous rainclouds can darken the screen or choose from a collection of ambient images.

Spike Aerospace explicated the decision to go windowless saying that they typically require extra structural support, which will add more weight. For a plane that’s not desirable which is designed to hit speeds of 1,370 mph, more than twice the cruising speeds of long-distance commercial passenger flights.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has banned supersonic flight over the US making popular flights such as LA to New York not likely in the near future. Companies including NASA and Boeing are currently trying to develop supersonic aircraft of their own to reduce the noise or boom that traditionally jets make when breaking the sound barrier.

The S-512 will hit its manufacturing phase post 2017; Spike projects for the aircraft could take off by late 2018. In the meantime, the company is still retooling the design for the jet and plans to spend the next two tears prototyping and testing it.

 

 

Richard Meryn
Richard Meryn, Associate Editor Industry Leaders Magazine (www.industryleadersmagazine.com)

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