Tuesday, September 15, 2009

World's First Flying Hotel

You have the biggest passenger airlines in terms of the Airbus A380. As time comes, you'll be seeing a big bird of a different specie. It's a helicopter this time.

Hotelicopter, that's what it is called.

The hotelicopter's body is based on the former Soviet's Mil V-12 (those who are young in age may not find Soviet in the world map now.

For its size, the hotelicopter is using four GEnx turbofan engines to lift it up to the sky. The specs are:-
* Dimensions Length: 42 m (137 ft)
* Height: 28m (91 ft)
* Maximum Takeoff Weight: 105850 kg (232,870 lb)
* Maximum speed: 255 km/h (137 kt) (158 miles/h)
* Cruising speed: 237 km/h (127 kt) (147 miles/h)
* Original Mi Range: 515 km (320 mi)
* Our augmented Mi Range - 1,296 km (700 mi)

Its amenities and facilities are similar to those found in a five star hotel.

The cabins and suites have similar designs with Yotel's rooms that are found in the airports of London and Amsterdam. Copied their designs?

Just fyi, even if you have money you may not get a ride in the hotelicopter.
Tags: Helicopter, Hotelicopter, Travel, Yotel, Mil V-12

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6 Comments:

Blogger jg said...

cool flying hotel? haha

15 September, 2009 19:44  
Blogger My Beauty ICS said...

I want to stay. How to book?

15 September, 2009 21:08  
Blogger Sin Yee a.k.a Michelle said...

so "chuen"??? couldn't even secure a place in the hotelicopter even with money??? then hw 2 get urself thr???

18 September, 2009 23:29  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

jg - must the passenger buckled up thru out the flight? hehe

beauty ics - if can book i'll tell u. read the name of the website

michelle - just look at the name of the website again

21 September, 2009 03:04  
Blogger Kev said...

Gosh, it's a futuristic looking aircraft - looks more like future fighter airship!!

How about a flying home? Then no need for a hotel.

21 September, 2009 11:09  
Blogger Johnny Ong said...

kev - yeah, the size itself will frigten the enemies

22 September, 2009 00:38  

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