Are Windowless Jets The Shape of The Future?

♠ Posted by Mick Rooney in at Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Are windowless planes the shape of future passenger flight? Passengers tend to be divided on window seats - some want one as a preference and others feel uncomfortable sitting in one.

Paris-based design company Technicon Design has won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept design. Removing windows from an aircraft reduces the cost and weight of an aircraft as well as providing more interior design flexibility. Technicon Design's concept allows for a 360-degree panoramic view projected onto screens mounted on the cabin walls and ceiling inside the plane via outside cameras.

The company began the concept project as a way of challenging current design theory of modern aircraft thinking. Airbus and US firm Spike Aerospace have both been exploring future projects in this area.

The future of passenger flight may be about to get a lot more panoramic, even without windows!


 

IXION Windowless Jet Concept from Technicon Design - France on Vimeo.

This windowless jet project was created specifically for , and was shown at the 2013 NBAA business aviation show. It was also a winner in the 2014 International Yacht & Aviation Awards in the Exterior design category.

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