By the year 2028, a new supersonic jet might be operational, effectively becoming the "new Concorde" for its blazing fast speed.
Here's a video preview into the incredible aircraft.
When the aircraft starts operating, it will reduce the time taken to travel across the Atlantic by half. That means the journey from London to New York will take three and a half hours.
In the following decade, the company hopes to reduce this time further so the journey takes 1.5 hours.
The reason they are calling the S-512 Supersonic Jet the new Concorde is that it matches the former jet's travel speed of Mach 1.6. That's a speed of over 1,227 mph.
However, this jet by Spike has some additional features, the most notable of which is the low sonic boom level. The company is also committed to giving us a "Zero Carbon" flight by the year 2040.
The Concorde got into operation in the year 1976, and it was incredibly advanced at the time. However, by the turn of the century, it was completely outdated.
For one, the plane produced three times as much carbon dioxide as a modern jet. In 2003, the aircraft stopped operating.
Consequently, the S-512 could be the environmentally friendly answer to the problems the Concorde sort to solve with its amazing speed.
People Have Always Wanted To Travel Faster
Vik Kachoria, Spike Aerospace founder and CEO, understands how important faster travel is:
"From the beginning of time, people have wanted to travel places faster."
According to Kachoria, reaching places faster means enjoying more opportunities. He invites us to consider the benefit of turning a six-hour flight turning into a three-hour flight, which is what this supersonic jet has to offer.
This supersonic jet can travel twice as fast as any other plane in operation today. In addition, the jet will have the ability to carry 18 passengers on long flights in a lot less time.
Such flights include the journey from London to New York or Dubai to Hong Kong, which are all 3,000-mile flights.
What About The Noise?
Kachoria notes with concern that the Concorde was "ridiculously noisy."
Most people speak using voices of between 65 and 75 decibels, and the noise levels in most plane cabins are about 85 decibels.
Therefore, planes are not as loud as vacuum cleaners, but they come close. Still, this windowless jet will have cabin noise of about 60 decibels, which means they are less noisier than normal conversations and that no noise-canceling headphones will be necessary.
Next year, Spike Aerospace will start doing trials with the goal of preparing the jet for commercial flights by the year 2028.
However, the company does not plan on stopping there. It also wants to push the speed further to Mach 3.2, which is about 2,455 mph in the next decade. When that happens, the trip from London to New York will take an hour and a half.
When these flights get operational, ticket prices might be a little steep. However, the prices are expected to go down over time to about the cost of a Business Class seat on a typical flight.
Kachoria notes that almost all technological innovations started out as conveniences for the super-rich, including cars, telephones, computers, flat-screen TVs, and so on. He notes that the first flat-screens cost about $25,000 back in the 90s but are now worth about $200.
In other words, supersonic jet travel will not be for the super-rich only, but also for regular people who like to travel in style.