Spike Aerospace and Tech Mahindra will be collaborating on the development of the Spike S-512 supersonic jet thanks to a recently-signed MoU. The partnership will add Tech Mahindra's strengths in engineering, optimisation and composites to the development of the first low-boom supersonic jet to the market.
President and CEO of Spike Aerospace Vik Kachoria says: “I'm very much looking forward to working with Tech Mahindra and its experienced team of engineers. Spike will be able to leverage its expertise in composite airframe design, stress analysis and optimisation. Tech Mahindra has provided engineering support to several programmes, and we are proud to have it as a partner on the Spike S-512 supersonic jet programme.”
Tech Mahindra joins a growing collaboration of aerospace firms around the globe working towards the introduction of the Spike S-512 supersonic jet, an 18-passenger, Mach 1.6 low-sonic boom aircraft that could cut flight times by almost 50 per cent.
Tech Mahindra's aerospace and defence group provides design and analysis, verification, testing and certification support to numerous commercial, business and defence aviation programmes. Its president of Americas strategic verticals Lakshmanan Chidambaram notes: “We are excited to be working to advance aviation with a programme that will enable passengers to reach destinations in just half the time it currently takes. Certainly this will bring a revolution in the aviation industry. In this collaboration, Spike and Tech Mahindra will work together to refine and optimise the aircraft design.”
Spike Aerospace is applying 60 years of advances in aircraft design, composite materials and highly efficient engines to reduce fuel consumption, engine noise and greenhouse gases. The company has developed a pathway to fully zero-carbon flight by 2040.