A new supersonic jet designed by Spike Aerospace, a Boston-based company, could fly passengers from New York to London in just 3 hours. The superfast luxury aircraft is designed to reach a maximum speed of Mach 1.8, or nearly two times the speed of sound. [Read full story about Spike Aerospace's S-512 Supersonic Jet]
Spike Aerospace first introduced the S-512 Supersonic Jet in 2013, but the company says new upgrades to the plane's design will improve its safety and performance. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
The superfast jet could reach a maximum speed of Mach 1.8, or 1.8 times the speed of sound, according to company officials. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
Traveling at 1,370 miles per hour (2,205 km/), the S-512 Supersonic Jet could take passengers from New York to London in just 3 hours. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
The interior of the S-512 Supersonic Jet is dubbed the "Multiplex Cabin," and features sleek designs and comfortable seating. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
Some of the jet's newly upgraded features include "delta" wings that improve aerodynamic efficiency, and a modified tail that will reduce air resistance, or drag, company officials said. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
Height of luxury
The cabin's huge windows allow for panoramic views. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
Flying in style
The S-512 is designed to be a business jet, and boasts luxurious amenities that put conventional first-class to shame. (Credit: Spike Aerospace)
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