When we were but children, we dreamed about being superman and zipping through the sky, seeing the world from up above. We laughed at the ingenious technologies that existed in the cartoon known as “The Jetsons”. Then we rode a plane, thinking our flying dreams had come true. We were flying now, except we were staring out at the world through little potholes that we fought to sit beside. It never was enough, but it would have to do because the only other way to fly was through jumping out of these planes with nothing but a parachute to protect us from death. We said we wanted to see the world from above, but we certainly never had a death wish.
This is where the astounding concept of the windowless planes comes to effect. If you thought flying was nerve-wracking until now, or if you have an incurable fear of heights, you are going to feel both the awe and the terror while riding in the transportation of the future. They are airplanes all right, but with high-definition, flexible screens instead of windows that truly redefine the flying experience. The concept isn’t entirely new, of course, as a Paris-based company had imagined windowless planes long before the UK-based tech innovation company known as Centre for Process Innovation came up with this particular design. The fact of the matter is that within 10 years we may be seeing a more interesting way to fly that also cuts down on the cost of travelling by air, making the world a far more accessible place to be.
How it would work is by having what is outside be projected on the screens on the inside, so that there is no view obstruction, particularly from the wings, and the “walls” would be covered in the OLED displays that add a new sleek look to the concept of flying. The idea is that the new look will be sleek, professional, modern in design, while catering to our personal needs. Passengers will have wider seats, a more comfortable environment and no more of the bulky additions that make it hard to move about in the economy section. Furthermore, the funds saved from the lowered weight, thus also saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions, will allow for cheaper flights with better entertainment and options available for the average frequent or not-so-frequent flyer.
Check out the new in-flight design for yourself: