Want a plain plane? Airbus goes the extra nautical mile with thier latest concept that it hopes to build in four decades’ time – that is, a fully transparent plane so that passengers are able to have a panoramic view of the sky all around – including the ground they’re flying over. Granted, this isn’t going to impress anyone who already hates flying unless they are tranquilized. Well, we don’t really think that this idea will take off (pardon the pun) since flying so high up in the sky would mean it will be uber bright, and for those who embark on long trans-continental flights, it is going to be a nightmare to get some sleep. Ah well, at least you can see where your luggage is from certain angles, no?
It seems that the transparent walls will comprise of an ‘intelligent membrane’ which will change according to light conditions, while holographic displays have been thrown into the mix so that passengers are able to view media or play games during their flight.
This transparent membrane will be plant-based, but to date, organic aircraft does not seem to impress at all – don’t you feel a whole lot safer surrounding in aluminum and other more sturdy material? Imagine, you might soon be paying extra for a non-transparent cabin…Follow:ConceptsTransportationairbusconceptconceptstransparent airbus