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.


A photoSpike 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 Spike S-512 aircraft is the lack of windows as such, however, the view from the aircraft cabin can be maintained thanks to cameras located on the outside of the aircraft, which subsequently projects an image onto the interior, thus creating the effect of having inspection elements. The reason why aircraft designers refused to use the windows is mainly in the type of the aircraft itself, moving at a speed of the order of 2200 km / h (the maximum speed of the flight), and the presence of portholes violates the integrity of the structure, besides, the presence of a uniform uniform fuselage structure increases the safety Of 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.


Option salonSpike 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);
  • Link: 2 × 95,2 kN. (Depending on the power plant).


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