The world’s premiere windowless airplane will take off very soon.
Travel is ever evolving and 21st century passengers are lucky as they may be part of the evolution process. The airplane of the future is here and it is windowless! A British developer is planning to test an airplane without windows, which will be replaced by full-length screens that will display the view of the real sky outside.
UK-based company Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is currently working on building and testing such an airplane that, might just become the usual means of transport in the future. Passengers would have the option to turn off or turn on the view and can also identify famous places that they are flying over by tapping the screen right ahead of them.
In a statement issued by CPI, they said, “The days of glimpsing the world through a tiny plastic porthole when you fly are soon to be a thing of the past; future aircrafts will offer a crystal clear panoramic view without any windows at all. We are developing ultra-flexible, high-definition display technologies that could line the interior walls of cabins and display live footage from external cameras.”
Along with giving users the option of changing the view, the airplane will have better in-flight entertainment. Passengers can browse the internet, change the lighting, change the view and personalize the environment around them.
The advantage of a windowless plane is purely economic. The OLED displays will blend with the fuselage and other objects within the aircraft and make it much lighter. This would significantly reduce the fuel consumption and that would have an effect on the costs.