For many travellers, a good flight equals a good window seat. It’s pretty much like riding shotgun with a front-row view or winning a golden ticket when you see the flight ticket says you got a window seat.
With this windowless plane, however, every passenger will equally get a good view all around.
Developed by the UK-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), the windowless plane with floor-to-ceiling OLED displays does dual duty. One, it projects stunning panoramic views from all sides of the plane, no matter where your seat is and as a plus, your view will not be obstructed by the wing. Two, the display screens used instead of windows (Two, unlike glass windows, the displays used are ultra-thin and light, helping to reduce the aircraft weight which results in saving cost, saving fuel and reducing CO2 emissions.
Apart from broadcasting the outside view through the SmartScreen embedded to the fuselage, passengers can also pick the view of their preference, surf(ing) the internet or get(ting an) in-flight service with just a few taps (clicks) – much like the typical seat-back entertainment screens, but better.
Lighter aircraft, fewer carbon emissions and better view? It promises to be a win-win for both the passengers and the airlines. Another good news? The windowless plane is said to be ready to take off in just a decade so the future of panoramic-view flight doesn’t seem too far away after all.