The plane will accommodate 12 to 18 passengers and, judging by the photo, may look like a mini-hotel in the sky. In addition, instead of portholes, high-definition digital screens will be built in, thanks to which flights will become silent.
Images of the interior of the Spike S-512 business jet from the Boston company Spike Aerospace have appeared on the web. The aircraft is designed to carry 12-18 passengers and will be focused on business flights.
The renders show possible designs. According to the idea, the plane can be equipped with soft ergonomic seats for each passenger or a bed with a wardrobe and a working area - just like in hotels. You can also install a minibar with drinks and a coffee machine, a modern medical compartment or a mini-restaurant. The creators note that the interior can be tailored to the wishes and needs of the owner.
In addition, the Spike S-512 will ditch portholes. Instead, high definition digital screens will appear on the walls. They will be able to show pictures of nature, films or business presentations. In addition, they can be configured via a smartphone or tablet, as well as using touch panels located near the seats. Thanks to this solution, flights will become virtually silent even at a speed of 1100 miles per hour.
“Most conversations between two people are between 65 and 75 decibels, and the noise level in the cockpit of most aircraft is around 85 decibels. But our windowless plane will be about 60 decibels quieter than normal conversation. No noise canceling headphones are required,”the creators said.
The plane will cost $ 100 million. But, according to the general director of the company, Vic Kachoria, the price tag for flights should be about the same as a seat in the business class of a regular aircraft. “Remember that almost all the technological innovations that we had were originally for the rich: cars, phones, computers, flat-screen TVs - the first of them cost 25 thousand dollars in the 90s, and now they cost only two hundred dollars. ".
Test flights will begin in 2022, and passenger transportation in 2028. The firm is also working on a private jet that can fly from New York to London in just an hour and a half. But it won't appear until at least 2035.