Otto Aviation’s new Celera 500 is a super efficient, bullet-shaped jet that may change the face of aviation as we know it. The single-engine propeller jet could make private flights affordable to a wider set of travelers and broaden opportunities for non-stop flights.
Business Insider ~ ” Otto Aviation’s newest aircraft doesn’t look like your average private plane but that’s exactly why it’s set to disrupt the industry and make private flying more accessible to the masses — if it can live up to its promises. The Celera 500L boasts incredible performance capabilities that are nearly unbelievable upon the first review and make it unlike even the most efficient aircraft currently roaming the skies.
The six-seater plane has an intercontinental range of 4,500 nautical miles at speeds of 450 miles per hour in cruise flight. And despite having the performance more akin to a multi-million-dollar Gulfstream, the Celera 500L is only powered by one engine that’s made from aluminum. If you can get past its looks, the Celera 500L is a great deal for private flyers at a cost of only $328 per hour, which would make it among the cheapest private charter aircraft on the market.
A 4,500-nautical mile range gives the Celera 500L the ability to cross the US non-stop flight but also cross oceans with ease. New York to London is only 3,000 nautical miles, for example, with city pairs like New York-Istanbul, Geneva-Johannesburg, and Sydney-Honolulu theoretically accessible with the aircraft.
Powering the aircraft is a Red A03 all-aluminum engine built by Germany’s Red Aircraft, costing only $170,000 and capable of being fueled by jet fuel or biodiesel. ” ~ Business Insider
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