Otto Aviation’s Celera 500L: Most Environmental Friendly Airplane
The Otto Celera-500L is the product of years of thought, research and innovation by the Otto Aviation Group. The Scientist and Systems Engineer, William Otto formed the company in 2008. The Celera 500L egg-shaped look nothing like any airplane you’ve ever seen before is no reason to scoff is powered by RED Aircraft RED A03 engine.
William Otto decided that an aircraft that could offer cost efficiency, convenience and mass accessibility would be highly beneficial to both the aviation industry, and the travelling public as a whole. The result of which we can see today in the Otto Celera-500L.
Another key attribute of Otto Aviation’s Celera 500L private aircraft is its liquid-cooled V12 twin six-cylinder German-built RED A03 engine. This rear-mounted engine is certified to operate using both biodiesels as well as Jet A1.
Mentioned below are some of the factors that influenced Otto Aviation to choose RED Aircraft GmbH’s RED A03 engine for the Celera 500L.
· Liquid cooled V12, twin 6-cylinder bank, capable of independent operation with mutually independent critical engine sub-systems for each bank
· Type certification approval granted via EASA (TC.E.150) and FAA (E00092EN)
· Certified to operate on readily available Jet A1 and biodiesel
· Capable of 550+ takeoff horsepower and best-in-class fuel efficiency
· Controlled via fully redundant electronic engine control unit with single power control lever reducing pilot workload
· Lightweight, all-aluminum design
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. The dramatic reduction in fuel consumption makes the Celera 500L the most environmentally friendly airplane in its class and presents a major leap forward in the effort to develop a zero-emission air transportation system. The new 500L’s cabin is approximately 10 percent larger than that of a King Air 350 and includes six first-class-category seats and a lavatory.
The concept of the aircraft invites many exciting opportunities for commercial air travel, both now and in the future.