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The ‘bullet’ airplane that could revolutionize business aviation

By November 9, 2021November 18th, 2021No Comments

The shape of the Celera 500L is designed to drastically reduce drag by allowing air to flow very smoothly over the surface of the plane. That makes the aircraft less power-hungry, which means it burns less fuel.  That shape was dictated by a concept known as “laminar flow.”  Laminar flow occurs when a fluid — such as air — flows in parallel layers, with no disruption; it is the opposite of turbulence, which happens when the flow is mixed or chaotic. The egg-like shape is designed to achieve laminar flow on the surface of the plane, allowing for a smoother penetration through the air.

 

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