WHOA...Planes Are Going Windowless...And It's Absolutely Genius But Completely Terrifying.
by N/A, 10 years ago |
3 min read
This is the IXION Windowless Jet Concept that was created for the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Show. Created by Technicon Design, this amazing concept was also a recent winner at the 2014 Interntional Yacht & Aviation Awards!
Their idea consisted of removing all windows using "existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabia via external cameras."
Gareth Davies, Design Director at Technicon's French Studio stated, "The ethos of the project is simple, to challenge current thinking, and propose something a little different, but not just a fantasy. It has to be credible and relevant, yet provoke discussion.â€
He continued, "We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabin via external cameras. Removing the windows allows for weight reduction, simplifies construction and opens up an enormous spectrum of possibilities for interior design."
He concluded with: â€œThe user experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the environment outside, to the point of exhilaration by giving an unhindered panoramic view from the inside. Parallax barrier technology allows the passengers to see different views at the same time on the same screen. A myriad of potential cabin moods and themes open up by tailoring the images or ambiance that is displayed, even by mimicking a more traditional interior if desired.â€
Check out this video to see the concept plane in action!