Spike S-512. Specifications. Photo.
Spike S-512. Specifications. Photo.

Spike S-512. Specifications. Photo.

Spike S-512 - supersonic aircraft developed for the needs of business aviation American Aircraft Corporation Aerion Corporation.

Photo Spike S-512 (concept)

The first development of supersonic aircraft type administrative Spike S-512 began in 2009-2010 years, and, originally initiated the creation of such an aircraft made another US company - Spike Aerospace.

A distinctive feature of the aircraft Spike S-512 is the lack of windows as such, however, the review from the cabin of the aircraft can be conducted thanks to cameras located on the outside of the aircraft, subsequently projecting the image on the inside, thereby creating the effect of the presence of survey elements. The reason why aircraft manufacturers refused to use windows is mainly the type of aircraft itself, moving at a speed of about 2200 km / h (maximum flight speed), and the presence of portholes violates the integrity of the structure, and the presence of a solid uniform fuselage structure increases safety flights.

Spike S-512 photos (concept)

On board the aircraft Spike S-512 can accommodate up to 18 passengers, so the plane can be used, including not only transport a few people, but it is possible to carry out charter flights, as the actual cost of the aircraft will vary 60-80 million, which, in turn, more modern aircraft, but allows almost 2,5 times faster to move between specified points of origin and destination, than at present.

As the power plant on the aircraft Spike S-512 supposed to use two turbofan aircraft engines Pratt & Whitney JT8D create 95,2 kN thrust each, and will be mainly for the fact of development of an high speed, almost twice the speed of sound.

Salon option Spike S-512

The estimated range of a hypersonic aircraft business class Spike S-512 7,5 be around thousands of kilometers, which in turn will move between most major cities in the world without any intermediate landings.

The first launch of the aircraft Spike S-512 2018 should take place in the year, and then, if all the criteria are satisfied by the developers, and future customers, the aircraft can start to be manufactured in series, of course, in accordance with the number of incoming orders for the construction of this type of aircraft.

Specifications Spike S-512.

  • Crew: 2 person;
  • Passenger: 18 people (depending on configuration);
  • aircraft Length: 39,92 m .;
  • Wingspan: 18,3 m .;
  • Plane Height: 6,2 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 17237 kg .;
  • Payload: 20863 kg. (Depending on the power plant);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 38100 kg. (Depending on the power plant);
  • Cruising speed: 1950 km \ h. (Depending on the power plant);
  • Maximum airspeed: 2200 km \ h. (Depending on the power plant);
  • Maximum flight distance: 7500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 15500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney JT8D (estimated);
  • Thrust: 2 × 95,2 kN. (Depending on the power plant).

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