Otto Aviation has revealed the most awaited prototype of an efficient, long-range, fuel-powered passenger aircraft called 'Celera 500L'. The full-scale prototype has completed 31 successful test flights that validate its operating performance goals, an official statement from the company said.
The Celera 500L is a six-seat private aircraft that promises to fly at jet speeds, with eight times lower fuel consumption, and a range that's twice that of a comparably sized “Biz Jet”. The aircraft utilizes extensive laminar flow over the fuselage, wings, and tail surfaces to reduce drag and achieve superior aerodynamics, speed, and fuel efficiency, the company stated. The manufacturing detail delivers cruise efficiencies unmatched by conventional aircraft while offering a clean-sheet design that will completely alter the way people and parcels travel, it added.
The aircraft has a maximum cruise speed of 450 miles per hour, a range of over 4,500 miles, a large stand-up cabin and an astounding fuel economy of only 18 to 25 miles per gallon, Otto Aviation said in its official statement. The dramatic reduction in fuel consumption makes Celera 500L environmentally friendly aircraft in its class and presents a major leap forward in the effort to develop a zero-emission air transportation system"
“Innovation at its core is solving a problem without conventional bias. Our goal was to create a private aircraft that would allow for direct flights between any city pair in the US at speeds and cost comparable to commercial air travel,” said William Otto Sr. Chairman and Chief Scientist of Otto Aviation.
The Celera 500L offers many game-changing benefits to the passengers and the environment. Some of the passenger benefits include the ability to travel privately at costs comparable to commercial airline tickets. The aircraft further gives direct access to over 5,000 regional airports, allowing passengers to avoid airport congestion and arrive closer to their destinations. It also gives direct service between any city pair in the continental United States and a spacious, stand-up cabin with six first-class seats and lavatory.
The Environmental Benefits of the aircraft include; emission levels that already surpass the FAA and ICAO target emissions standards for aircraft entering service in or after 2031 by over 30% and a reduction in carbon emissions by over 80% compared to a similar business aircraft and by 40% compared to the latest commercial transport aircraft.