Spike Aerospace's S-512 Supersonic Jet was introduced in
2013, but the Boston-based Corporation newly announced some thrilling updates
to the planes propose that could make it safer for jetsetters. And the
efficient design could also make the superfast plane even speedier, company
Spike Aerospace's engineers proclaim the S-512 could attain
an utmost speed of Mach 1.8 (1,370 mph, or 2,205 km/h), which is 1.8 times the speed
of sound. For comparison, the fastest Boeing 747 commercial "jumbo
jet" can achieve a maximum speed of Mach 0.92 (700 mph, or 1,126 km/h). If
the S-512 fundamentally is built to reach these supersonic speeds, it would be
as fast as an F-18 Hornet, a military warrior jet with a max speed of Mach 1.8.
This would also make the supersonic jet about 450 mph (724 km/h) faster than
the fastest civilian jet, according to Spike Aerospace.
At such blazing speeds,
passengers could travel from New York to London in 3 hours, or fly from Paris
to Dubai "for shopping and amusement and back home in time for
dinner," This superfast travel is facilitated by the plane's recently
premeditated "delta" wings, according to Anutosh Moitra, a senior
engineer at Spike Aerospace.