Buckle Up, Windowless Plane is Coming

windowless plane
windowless plane

It isn’t what you are thinking.

A windowless plane may scare you a lot but you need to take off your scary pants for a while.

To make this a real thing, the designing team of the Technicon Design, France has replaced traditional looks of walls and ceilings of passenger cabin with a covering of flexible screens. These screens are capable of generating panoramic views of the exterior environment. This is done by using the real time footage with the help of cameras mounted on wings of the plane. So, it will give you feel of a plane with humongous windows without actually having any.

Technicon’s IXION windowless jet concept was awarded first prize in 2014 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in the Exterior design category.

“The ethos of the project is simple, to challenge current thinking, and propose something a  little different but not just a fantasy. It has to be credible and relevant, yet provoke  discussion,” said Gareth Davies, Design Director at Technicon’s French Studio.

The screens can also be programmed to comfort your eyes with your favorite scenery according to your mood, so that you can have view of your choice . You can choose to fly over Eiffel tower or above a deep blue ocean. The parallax barrier technology allows it to display multiple displays on one screen. You can also carry on with your work and meetings with the help of in flight video conferences becoming a reality right next to you.

Davies adds, “I challenged the team to break out of conventional thinking with regards to a business jet exterior and interior. Whilst defining the concept sketches for the exterior, I asked the rest of the team to start thinking about interior concepts and what we could do differently. We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment on flexible screens, which cover the walls and ceiling of the cabin, via external cameras. The user experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the environment outside, giving an unhindered panoramic view .”

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