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Spike’s supersonic business jet to slash private travel time by over 50%

The plane has no windows
  • Commercial supersonic flight will soon be a reality again
  • Spike Aerospace is aiming to fill a gap in the emerging market
  • Its jet will cater to people willing to pay extra to experience luxury at supersonic speeds

Published on Jun 3, 2024 at 7:20PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jun 3, 2024 at 7:20PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

We’re getting closer and closer to the resurgence of commercial supersonic planes.

Several new jets able to fly at incredible speeds are in the works right now.

One that stands out from the rest is Spike Aerospace’s jet designed for business people.

It will cut travel time in half, be ultra-luxurious, and also have no windows.

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In today’s world of instant gratification, it’s not surprising that interest in supersonic travel is making a comeback.

There are several reasons why there haven’t been any commercial supersonic planes since Concorde, including environmental factors and the deafening sonic boom.

But aerospace firms are determined to tackle these challenges, with one CEO confidently stating that supersonic planes will replace conventional planes in our lifetime.

Some are being built for larger passenger capacities, like the Hyper Sting which has room for 170 onboard.

Others are more focused on speed, such as the Halcyon, which takes just 20 passengers but will reach London from New York in 90 minutes.

The Spike Diplomat has a different focus – luxury.

Once completed, it will be the only supersonic business jet.

It’s a great idea, considering a lot of Concorde’s clientele were business people hurrying to meetings on the other side of the world.

The Spike Diplomat will cater to business and private travelers who are willing to pay extra to cut down on travel time.

The jet will fly at Mach 1.6, which is 450 mph faster than a commercial plane.

Flying to London from New York would take three and a half hours instead of just over six hours.

“That makes it possible to fly there for the day, have lunch, do a deal or see a show, and then fly back in time to tuck the kids in bed,” Spike Aerospace says.

“Or perhaps a quick jaunt from Dubai to Paris for shopping and entertainment – and back home again in time for dinner.”

Adding to its exclusivity, the Diplomat will carry between 12 and 18 passengers only.

Instead of windows, the cabin would be lined with screens that project uninterrupted views of the outside.

The cabin itself would be lush and spacious, similar to a private plane.

And for those wanting supersonic travel available to them 24/7, it’s also possible to buy a whole jet for yourself.

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