The Spike S-512 supersonic business jet could potentially fly between London and New York in just three hours travelling at Mach 1.6, nearly 2,000 km/h, and removing the windows may help make this a reality.

Windows have long been a major issue for aeroplane designers and engineers as they increase weight and drag, reducing fuel efficiency, and in a blog post, Spike Aerospace announced that they will be replacing them with thin display screens embedded in the walls.

By mounting cameras on the jet’s exterior, these screens can show a panoramic image of the world outside, but can also be used to show a starry sky at night to help people sleep even though it may be daylight outside.

The S-512 supersonic jets are expected to take to the skies in 2018.


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  1. So when is the S-512 scheduled to enter passenger service? I think this Concorde “successor” looks quite impressive, but how about actually making it a commercial reality? How many of them will be made altogether? 38 years ago, wasn’t the Concorde supposed to belong more to the 21st century than the 20th?
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