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Celera 500L Confirms 31 Test Flights

Radical Platform Promises Exceptional Capabilities

Otto Aviation has officially introduced the Celera 500L. The full-scale prototype has reportedly completed 31 successful test flights that validate its operating performance goals. Otto Aviation currently holds seven patents, further contributing to the potential of the aircraft.

Otto claims that 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 fuel economies of only 18 to 25 miles per gallon.

The Celera 500L utilizes extensive laminar flow properties over the fuselage, wings, and tail surfaces to reduce drag and achieve superior aerodynamics, speed, and fuel efficiency. The manufacturing detail delivers cruise efficiencies unmatched by conventional aircraft while offering a clean-sheet design.

“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 U.S. at speeds and cost comparable to commercial air travel,” said William Otto Sr., Chairman and Chief Scientist of Otto Aviation.

“In many cases, individuals and families will be able to charter the Celera 500L at prices comparable to commercial airfares, but with the added convenience of private aviation. We believe when the price of private air travel is competitive with commercial air travel, an enormous market opportunity will result.” 

Otto Aviation has designed the aircraft to meet the highest level of safety and compliance with FAA and international aviation regulations. In addition, the ability to fly privately has become very attractive to passengers due to the current global health crisis.

FMI: www.ottoaviation.com
 
 


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