Hotelicopter Is A Flying 5-star Hotel

Posted: Mar 30 2009, 1:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 1:39pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles


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If I were an X-Man, I'd fly around in the Hotelicopter rather than that small jet. The Hotelicopter is just what it sounds like, a helicopter that is as much a flying hotel as it is a rotorcraft. The massive helicopter is outfitted with 18 luxury rooms that are each sound proofed and equipped with a queen-size bed, mini-bar, Wi-Fi, and more.

The aircraft offers room service after takeoff and is generally massive. The giant helicopter started life as one of only two Russian Mil V-12 helicopter prototypes ever produced. The Hotelicopter Company purchased one of the prototypes in 2004 and modified it with an extra floor, turbofans, and aerodynamic modifications to be a flying hotel. Each of the four GEnx turbofans produces 75,000 pounds of thrust and the aerodynamic modes cut fuel consumption by 22%.

The helicopter is 137 feet long and 91 feet high. The maximum takeoff weight is 232,870 pounds and it can hit a max speed of 158 mph with a cruise speed of 147 mph. the cruise range is 320 miles originally, but the optimized range of the Hotelicopter is 700 miles. The Hotelicopter will make its maiden voyage this summer.

Via Hotelicopter

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