Airbus Concept Plane Features See-Through Cabin17 June, 2011 at 08:09 | Posted in Technology | Leave a comment
Airbus released computer-generated images and video this week of what flying might look like in the next 40 years.
The French-based company unveiled its concept plane with a transparent fuselage, which will allow customers to gaze at the night sky or down below.
The company unveiled the concept in Paris on Tuesday, generating much Internet buzz in the meanwhile, ahead of the “Le Bourget” Paris Air Show next week.
In a statement released to go with its so-called Concept Cabin, the company said the design is “inspired by nature.
“The aircraft’s bionic structure mimics the efficiency of bird bone which is optimised to provide strength where needed, and allows for an intelligent cabin wall membrane which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open panoramic views,” the release stated.
It will be constructed with 100 percent recyclable materials made from plant fibers, it added. The cabin will also feature seats that adjust to the passengers’ body shape.
Airbus said that there will be a “Vitalizing Zone” for relaxing, complete with aromatherapy, acupressure, and mood lighting.