Meet the Celera 500L: Otto Aviation’s Revolutionary New Airplane Will Hit the Aviation Industry
The goal of this article is to share all the details with readers regarding a grandiose new airplane called the Celera 500L designed by a US company called Otto Aviation. They will go deeper into such points as:
· the features (including tech characteristics) that make this airplane truly revolutionary;
· the functions that the Celera 500L can potentially perform in the future.
Well, keep reading this article, if you want to get the idea of what our future may be with such tech solutions as the Celera 500L.
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Now, let’s start exploring the innovational airplane.
Why the Celera 500L is Innovative?
This year, on August 26, Otto Aviation’s engineering team has demonstrated the Celera 500L which is a prototype of a powerful fuel-powered passenger airplane. What is special about it?
It has an unordinary shape resembling a teardrop. Its cabin as of a hundred and eighty-eight centimeters can accommodate six passengers. However, the key advantage of the Celera’s shape is the laminar flow it produces.
Laminar flow is considered as a smooth flow of air that is never influenced by turbulence. When it comes to traditional aircraft, the air that flows around it gets turbulent. The reason is the friction between the airplane’s surface and the airflow. The turbulence enlarges drag and minimizes fuel efficiency.
Otto Aviation’s engineers report that the laminar flow around their airplane is the solution providing aircraft surfaces with minimum drag because the Celera’s drag is fifty-nine percent less than the drag of a traditional aircraft of the identical size.
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The Celera 500L's fuselage possesses an optimum length-to-width ratio for maximizing laminar flow. Laminar shapes were also implemented while designing the wings and tail sections.
One more significant feature of the Celera 500L consists in its use of a pusher configuration. This suggests that the propeller is situated behind the engine. The last is a super-efficient piston engine designed by Raikhlin Aircraft Engine Developments, the enterprise located in Germany.
The A03 V12 engine produces five hundred fifty horsepower. It possesses a multi-stage turbocharger. The last may use a wide range of firing including biodiesel, Jet A1 fuel, and kerosene. The engine used for the Celera 500L has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as well as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
The airplane demonstrates a maximum cruising speed of seven hundred forty kilometers per hour. Its range is more than seven thousand two hundred fifty kilometers. This range is two times higher than the range of a traditional aircraft of the same size. The Celera 500L just needs a kilometer for takeoff.
The Celera 500L has a record-breaking fuel economy: between seven and eleven kilometers per liter. At the same time, a common aircraft burns a liter of fuel for every three to five kilometers.
The above-mentioned advantages provide the Celera 500L with am extremely low flight price (per hour) as of three hundred twenty-eight US dollars!
Now, how about being eco-friendly? Here, the Celera 500L has the arguments. Otto Aviation states that the airplane’s carbon emission (comparing to a traditional business jet) is approximately eighty (!) percent lower and (comparing to a commercial aircraft) around forty percent lower. Wonderful numbers, right?
Otto Aviation has seven patents for the Celera 500L. The patents involve an innovational exhaust system with a heat exchanger that guarantees supplemental thrust.
Why We All Need the Celera 500L
Let’s now discover what functions the Celera 500L may perform to satisfy the public needs for a good transport system. A short take-off distance passed by the airplane proves that the Celera 500L can conduct a flight between two American cities (of any type) with no requirement to refuel. This feature makes the airplane a perfect air taxi option when a team of up to six people may overcome a distance privately for the identical price as a traditional commercial trip.
Using an air taxi for private travel gives several bonuses. Passengers can get rid of airport congestion and the necessity to overcome long distances to a key airport.
According to the official commentary given by Otto Aviation for The Daily Mail, the company believes that if the cost of private air trips becomes similar to the one for commercial air travel, this will bring a wonderful market opportunity. By the way, with the Covid-19 pandemic, when there appeared a greater desire to fly privately, the Celera 500L has all the chances to modify the passenger flight market.
One more option to implement the Celera 500L is cargo deliveries. Thousands of people will enjoy a delivery on the same day.
The Celera 500L could become a good solution for reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence purposes in the military sphere.
Currently, the Celera 500L has no windows. However, according to Otto Aviation, they will design windows in newer versions. The windows will be located on the same level with the fuselage, and will not interfere with the laminar flow.
The company desires to construct a larger version of the Celera 500L. They revealed that the model will be called the Celera 100L. This airplane will be twenty percent bigger. It will seat five shipping containers (a size resembling “D”). Otto Aviation plans to use all-electric propulsion or a hybrid system.
Regarding the Celera 500L, the company has completed thirty-one test flights. They hope to receive FAA certification by 2023, and to start deliveries by 2025.