This future plane might have some frightful, and the more adventurous ones excited about the prospects of flying on a windowless aircraft. In a vision of what the next generation of commercial aircraft could look like in about 10years, windows would be replaced by full-length screens allowing constant views of the world outside. Passengers would be able to switch the view on and off according to their preference with the direction if their eyes, identify prominent sights by tapping the screen or by surfing the internet, as well as zoom in on landmarks and find out more about what’s happening on the ground below.
But for environmentalists, the good news is that this ambitious design would help aviation industry to reduce weight, which would cut fuel consumption, which would also bring down fares. According to the CPI, for every 1% reduction in the weight of an aircraft, there is a saving in fuel of 0.75%.
According to the company behind the designs, The Centre For Process Innovation (the CPI), “We had been speaking to people in aerospace and we understood that there was this need to take weight out of aircraft,” said Dr Jon Helliwell from the CPI.
“Follow the logical thought through. Let’s take all the windows out – that’s what they do in cargo aircraft – what are the passengers going to do? If you think about it, it’s only really the people that are sitting next to windows that will suffer.”
The company also believes that getting rid of the windows and slimming down the fuselage will mean more room inside for passengers!
Sounds interesting? Are already dreaming of a trip aboard this plane or would you rather jump-am-pass this offer?