An article published by The Guardian really caught my attention last night. The article details plans by a UK developer to design, and develop, a plane that has no windows.
The windowless plane sounds, to me anyway, like a great and innovative idea. To be able to see the world around us in real-time would be amazing. On the other hand, I also have a lot of friends who have a fear of flying.
The new windows would be replaced by full-length screens which will allow passengers to view the world surrounding the plane. Passengers would be able to switch the view on and off according to their preference, which probably wouldn’t do much for those hesitant flyers.
The organization developing this idea is the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). The organization alleges that “for every 1% reduction in the weight of an aircraft, there is a saving in fuel of 0.75%.”
CPI plans to have the windowless project finished within the decade, so within the next decade or so we may be able to see the world around us while we travel from point A to point B. Pretty neat, though I personally think this idea is far fetched.
What are your thoughts?