New ‘bullet-like aircraft’ revolutionizing business class flight
California: Call it a gas-filled balloon, a pill, or an egg. But the new Otto Celera 500L can reduce air friction due to its shape and is capable of significant fuel savings.
It is designed by William Otto Jr. of Auto Aviation Company, which flies at lightning speed, reducing air friction due to its unique shape. In addition, it can save extraordinary amounts of fuel. Due to its unusual exterior design, the air above it flows very smoothly and also consumes less fuel.
Thus, its efficiency is seven to eight times higher than other jets. A typical aircraft of the same size costs 21 2,100 an hour, while a new bullet-shaped aircraft costs only 8 238. The first prototype can seat six passengers and has a maximum speed of 460 miles per hour which can go up to 4500 miles once refueled.
William says he built the plane after seeing a torpedo, a popular conventional weapon for submarines. Under its design, it removes air friction and drag. Compared to planes of exactly the same size, the frictional force on it is reduced by 59%. Overall, it is 80% efficient and produces diesel as a fuel.
It has a V12 diesel engine fitted with a number of engines and in the future it will be possible to run the engine on hydrogen or electricity.
Dozens of test flights
The first model of the Celera 500L was unveiled in 2018 with 50 test flights, but so far a maximum speed of 251 miles per hour has been achieved and it has been flown up to 17,000 feet. In the next phase, a powerful engine will be installed which is expected to reach an altitude of 40,000 feet.
According to the company, the first aircraft will be offered for sale by 2025.