Well since Friday, and then we can dream, though the future is not so far away as it seems at first glance. Paris design studio Technicon Design recently won the competition Yacht & Aviation Award
with their project IXION Windowless Jet Concept. The idea is to shoot the panoramic camera outside the aircraft and display this image on monitors with high resolution images which are built into the walls and ceiling of the aircraft.
This solution not only allows you to use the picture behind, but also any other, for example, display the guests on board the space, creating the effect of a flight somewhere on Mars or somewhere fantasy wish.
In the roof of the aircraft mounted solar panels that will supply electricity to such monitors, and other equipment too. According to the creators of the concept, not using windows lead to material savings and facilitate the design of the hull of the aircraft (side windows do so expensive and all together will weigh more than the whole mass of monitors? - Write in the comments who are knowledgeable in this issue). "The main objective of the project is simple - to challenge the modern concept of flight and offer something quite unusual, but also technically feasible. Something affordable, but causes a lot of debate, "- says in пресс-релизе
Director of the Department of Design Gareth Davies.
But Technicon Design, of course, not the first to come to the market with this idea. Earlier, in 2012 at the Paris Air Show Airbus already presented concept airliner with embedded monitors throughout the cabin. A Boston-based Spike Aerospace has gone even further and is already creating a jet S-512 , which will run on route London - New York at a speed of 1'770 km / h and carry on board up to 18 passengers. Home sales S-512 is scheduled for December 2018, the preliminary cost £ 48'000'000.