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Airbus Unveils Incredible Design for a Transparent Plane

Posted By Timon Singh On August 23, 2014 @ 1:00 pm In green technology,Green Transportation,News,Renewable Energy | 9 Comments

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If you’re a jet-setter who feels that air travel has lost some of its luster, then put your seat back in its upright position and get ready for a thrilling ride. Aerospace company Airbus [1] has just announced that in the future, their planes will not only mimic the flight efficiency of a bird’s skeleton, but that the cabin walls will also be see-through! Although the new design may alarm those with a fear of flying and/or vertigo, the less faint-of-heart are sure find the prospect of soaring through the sky in a transparent plane quite enthralling.

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If you, like us, enjoy flying, you could one day be able to enjoy the clouds, the birds and even the stars thanks to the futuristic technology. At a press conference at London Airbus [2], engineering executive vice-president Charles Champion discussed the other features that planes will have by 2050, which include seats designed to fit the body shape of  travelers, relaxation zones, a fully-stocked bar and holographic pop-up gaming displays and in-flight entertainment powered by the heat of passengers’ bodies.

However, the most innovative part of the plane’s design comes from the bird bone-esque structure. It would provide strength where needed and allow for an ‘intelligent’ cabin wall membrane which would controls air temperature, as well as being see-through.

Power-wise, the concept plane would be equipped with ‘classified’ technology that would reduce fuel burn, emissions, waste and noise. [3]

Charles Champion said: “Our research shows that passengers of 2050 will expect a seamless travel experience while also caring for the environment. The concept cabin is designed with that in mind, and shows that the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination.”

+ Airbus [1]

via Sky News [2]


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[1] Aerospace company Airbus: http://www.airbus.com/

[2] press conference at London Airbus: http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Technology/Airbus-Unveils-New-Futuristic-Concept-Cabin-That-has-Transparent-Walls-And-Virtual-Golf/Article/201106216011435?lpos=Technology_First_Home_Page_Feature_Teaser_Region_0&lid=ARTICLE_16011435_Airbus_Unveils_New_Futuristic_Concept_Cabin_That_has_Transparent_Walls_And_Virtual_Golf

[3] reduce fuel burn, emissions, waste and noise.: http://eclipsenow.wordpress.com/2010/05/18/mit-team-unveils-airplane-that-uses-70-percent-less-fuel-inhabitat-green-design-will-save-the-world/

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