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Supersonic Jet Could Fly People From NYC to London in 3 Hours

A new luxury jet could get you (and 17 of your closest friends) from New York to London in just 3 hours.

Spike Aerospace’s S-512 Supersonic Jet was introduced in 2013, but the Boston based company recently announced a few exciting updates to the plane’s design that could make it safer for jetsetters. The updated design could also make the superfast plane even speedier, company representatives said.

Spike Aerospace‘s engineers claim the S-512 could reach a maximum 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 reach a maximum speed of Mach 0.92 (700 mph, or 1,126 km/h). If the S-512 really is built to reach these supersonic speeds, it would be as fast as an F-18 Hornet, a military fighter 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.

This superfast travel is facilitated by the plane’s newly designed “delta” wings. According to senior engineer, Anutosh Moitra, “The new delta wing of the S-512 delivers high aerodynamic efficiency and improved flight performance in both low-speed flight and supersonic cruise”. Both the shape of the jet’s wings and its newly modified tail help reduce drag improve speed and fuel efficiency.

Supply Chains Are Critical to Aircraft Safety

Exciting developments in air travel like the Supersonic Jet reiterate the need for supply chain partners that understand how to meet extreme quality requirements. The safety of both passengers and crew depend on the supply chain meeting quality standards even on the smallest rivet.

Looking for a supply partner that understands the extreme requirements of aerospace design?

Look no further than bisco industries. bisco is ISO9001/AS9100 certified and has over 40 years of experience working with aerospace clients. Locate your local sales rep today to learn more about bisco’s services.

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