Boston-based Spike Aerospace has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Indian multinational technology company, Tech Mahindra for the development of Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet.

Following this, Tech Mahindra joins a growing collaboration of leading 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 will cut flight time by almost 50 per cent.

Tech Mahindra will offer its expertise in areas including engineering, optimisation and composites to the development of the first low-boom supersonic jet. The company’s aerospace and defense group provides design and analysis, verification, testing and certification support to several commercial, business and defense aviation programmes.

Vik Kachoria, president and CEO of Spike Aerospace said:

“I am very much looking forward to working with Tech Mahindra and their experienced team of engineers. Spike will be able to leverage their expertise in composite airframe design, stress analysis and optimization.  Tech Mahindra has provided engineering support to several programmes and we are proud to have them as a partner on the Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet programme.”

Further elaborating on this collaboration, Lakshmanan Chidambaram, president, Americas Strategic Verticals, Tech Mahindra, said:

“Tech Mahindra is excited to be working to advance aviation with a program 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 optimize the aircraft design.”,