Saturday, 1 November 2014

New Windowless Plane Beams in Panoramic View is the Future of Air Travel

Well, this’d be quite thrilling to travel in a Windowless Plane to have an amazing panoramic view and allows passengers to surf the internet on full length screens fitted to cabin walls. A UK based company is set to revolutionize the future of commercial air travel with a windowless plane that lets passengers to select panoramic views of the world around them or swipe a touch screen to surf the internet or check their email from 35,000ft. Moreover windows would be replaced with ultra-thin and highly-flexible screens that’d display outside scenery captured by cameras attached to the plane’s exterior or act as a personal touch screen computer. The idea is still at design phase, but researchers believe it could become the world’s first windowless commercial aircraft in the next ten years. Therefore passengers in the “window seat” would be able to select their view or use the full-length screens as an in-flight entertainment system, whereas those who’re in the middle or aisle seats would be able to access the futuristic system on a screen embedded in the head rest in front of them. The views displayed on the high-definition screens would be able to changing as the passenger moves his or her eyes.

Moreover to offering more entertainment, the screens fitted directly into the fuselage or into the wall panels, would furnish delicate cabin lighting from gently glowing walls and could be switched on or off. The system could assist to offset jet lag as lighting panels would permit passengers to control color changes related with sunrise and sunset. That would support them to adjust to time zone changes on long-haul journeys, according to CPI, Based in north-east England, CPI is a member of the United Kingdom’s high value manufacturing catapult, which is aimed at stimulating development in new and emerging technologies. As government funding CPI works with firms to produce a new product, including the OLED screens at its facility in Sedgefield, County Durham.

Well, the screens are not just for the enjoyment of passengers as they’re beautifully designed to ease aircraft weight and costs for both airlines and travelers. The fuselage would be lighter without windows and that would translate into fuel savings, fewer harmful emissions and lower operating costs for airlines. Ultimately it could mean lower fares and wider seats for passengers. For every one per cent reduction in weight the approximate fuel saving is 0.75 %.  Although they’re amazingly futuristic CPI have faith in the screens could be formed at a stable cost that is likely to be any more than present displays. It’ll take around 5 years before the screens, using organic light-emitting diodes (OLED), are ready for full production.

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