This weird-looking plane could someday be a fast, clean option for air travel

Sept. 29, 2020
The Celera will slice through the air efficiently and be as affordable as flying commercial—hopefully, Rob Verger writes for Popular Science.

YORBA LINDA, Calif., - The Celera 500L is a strange-looking aircraft that its creators hope will change the way some of us fly. Its fuselage resembles a sleek blimp, or maybe the noggins of the Coneheads of Saturday Night Live yore. Odd as it may appear, this experimental aircraft has completed 31 flights so far, all of them out of California, Rob Verger writes for Popular ScienceContinue reading original article.

The Intelligent Aerospace take: 

September 29, 2020 -“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.”

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