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 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, 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.

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

via Sky News