Jet Concept Substitutes Windows for Panoramic Views [w/Video]
No longer will you have to crane your neck or bash your face against the wall to see out of the windows of a plane; that is, as long as this aviation concept gets off the ground. Technicon Design, a Paris-based design studio, has introduced their IXION Windowless Jet Concept, which transmits a 360-degree view of a plane’s surroundings into the cabin by using cameras mounted to the outside of the plane. RELATED: See Photos of the 2014 Can-Am Outmoster Concept
Rather than peer through a tiny window, the award-winning design would allow passengers to see quite literally all of their surroundings.
Inside, the panoramic views display on high-resolution screens mounted on the cabin walls and ceiling, which can work double duty as in-flight video conferencing stations or TV screens. Interestingly, removing the windows actually decreases the overall weight of the plane and allows for more versatile interior layouts.
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The coolest part? Say you’re flying throughout the night and a starry sky above isn’t quite doing it for you. Conceivably, the plane could display any 360-degree panorama on the screens – from flying through the Alps to gliding across the Outback.
Though, we hope Technicon keeps the screens off the floor. We doubt many folks would enjoy waking up from a mid-air nap to find 30,000 feet of nothingness beneath their feet.
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