British aerospace company introduced the concept of an airplane without portholes. Instead, they propose to set displays, which would display events occurring behind, showed films. Planes without windows can dramatically change the face of civil aviation, while significantly reducing fuel consumption.
Design of private aircraft developed by specialists of the French company, the project they presented back in August. Instead, they suggested using windows displays showing movies for recreation and presentations for work. Technical department said that the lack of windows will help reduce the weight of the vessel, therefore, reduce fuel consumption, maintenance costs, and the vacated space expands opportunities for improvement of the interior. Gareth Davis, chief designer «Technicon Design», the company proposed project, said that some elements, such as flexible displays, we can already make a reality.
The American firm Spike Aerospace plans to introduce a similar aircraft already in 2018. It will be a luxurious Spike S-512 Supersonic Jet, capable of fly from New York to London in 4 hours with 12-18 passengers. Boston company also sees a future aircraft without windows. As a result, passengers will not have to hide from the sun, the rising and lowering of blinds. Disappears and monotony in flight. Designers believe that by and large they see little passengers during the flight – a pair of stars, the moon, the vast ocean, clouds. The weight of the aircraft is also reduced, saving fuel. The walls of the plane turned into a huge thin displays, showing the surrounding panorama boat. Alternatively, you can watch a film, slides, and documents.
However, developers and recognize potential problems. Firstly, many can increase the feeling of anxiety in an enclosed space where no one can see what is happening outside. Secondly, you need to see not only passengers, but also the rescuers if necessary have to see what happens inside, otherwise they will act blindly. And, thirdly, there may be problems with people suffering from motion sickness.Usually such passengers just periodically look out the window, find themselves landmark. Here they will be deprived of this possibility, the screens will not be able to help them.
The center of technological innovations (Centre for Process Innovation) also offers its own plane with a huge OLED display, which will transmit images from cameras mounted outside. Will be able to connect to the internet. Reducing the weight of the aircraft – the most important issue to try to solve the engineers. So they decided to appeal to the idea of building on the analogy of the cargo plane.And while the project is being developed, will have to dream about the most luxurious aircraft in the world at the moment.