US firm to design windowless supersonic business jet

19 February 2014

A US firm building a supersonic jet says it intends to replace cabin windows with display screens embedded in the wall.

Spike Aerospace based in Boston, US, claims that drag on the S-512 supersonic jet will be reduced by removing windows. It plans to surround the aircraft with cameras and display the views on the cabin screens. Passengers will be able to dim the screens or change the images.

The S-512, which is not expected to launch until 2018, is being heralded as the world's first supersonic business jet. Predicted to cost $80 million (£48 million), the aircraft will carry 18 passengers and Spike Aerospace claims it will be able to fly from New York to London in just three to four hours.

It will have a cruising speed of Mach 1.6 and a maximum speed of Mach 1.8.

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.