Supersonic business jet разработка сверхзвукового административного самолета

A supersonic business jet ( SSBJ ) would be a small business jet , intended to travel at speeds above Mach 1.0 ( supersonic aircraft ). No SSBJs are currently available, although several manufacturers are working on or have worked on designs.

Typically intended to transport about ten passengers, proposed SSBJs would be about the same size as traditional subsonic business jets. Only two large commercial supersonic transports ever entered service: the Aérospatiale/British Aerospace Concorde and Tupolev Tu-144 . They had relatively high costs, high noise, high fuel consumption and some environmental concerns. Both were operated under large government subsidy and did not recoup development costs.

Several manufacturers believe that many of these concerns can be successfully addressed at a smaller scale. In addition, it is believed that small groups of high-value passengers (such as executives or heads of state ) will find value in higher speed transport.

In 2014, the design was updated as the Aerion AS2 , with length and takeoff weight increased to accommodate customer requests. [7] [8]

The Spike S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet is a stunningly elegant and innovative business jet that sweeps passengers to their destinations in half the time it takes on other jets. Flying at Mach 1.6, it is 450 mph faster than any other civilian aircraft which enables Spike S-512 travelers to do more and enjoy more of life.

London is just a three-hour flight from New York — making a day trip for business possible. Or a quick jaunt to Paris from Dubai for shopping and entertainment – and back home again in time for dinner.

The Spike S-512’s cabin incorporates patent-pending  Multiplex Digital  technology offering incredible panoramic displays of the outside world, your favorite movie or a presentation from your laptop — all on full-length high-definition displays. With room for up to 18 passengers and fully customizable interior configuration, you can work or relax in comfort and style on-board the supersonic jet that is redefining private air travel.

The Concorde, one of only two faster-than-sound aircraft to ever carry paying passengers, was one of mankind’s greatest aeronautic achievements. For those wealthy enough to afford the five-figure round trip ticket, a journey aboard Concorde was the closest they might get to flying on a rocket. The aircraft still holds the Guinness World Record for fastest commercial flight across the Atlantic, clocking in at a blistering 2 hours, 52 minutes, 59 seconds. (The passengers aboard the 1996 London-to-New York flight only learned of their involvement in aviation history upon landing.)

The Concorde faced problems beyond high costs. Any aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound creates what’s aptly called a “sonic boom.” The house-ratting noise can be terrifying. When a military jet caused one such boom in New Jersey earlier this year, social media lit up with reports mistaking it for an earthquake or explosion. To avoid this problem, the Concorde was limited to subsonic speeds while flying over land. That meant it could only exercise its prime advantage over other aircraft while traveling on trans-oceanic routes.

Now, NASA Commercial Supersonic Technology Project Manager Peter Coen thinks his team can solve the sonic boom, potentially opening the door for a new era of faster-than-sound commercial travel. NASA in February awarded a roughly $20 million contract to Lockheed Martin for preliminary work on a new supersonic aircraft that could travel quickly and quietly, the holy grail of supersonic aeronautics. TIME spoke with Coen, a 55-year-old Queens native and 33-year NASA veteran, about the project. Our conversation has been edited for length and clarity.