Windowless Planes Are Closer Than You Think — And They Look Awesome

This idea makes me feel claustrophobic. Isn’t the best part of travel, looking out of the window and gazing at the clouds?

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CPI2A UK company has released details of what it would be like to fly in a windowless plane which could be in the air within 10 years.

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) has shown how a plane’s interior could be lined with ultralight, ultra thin displays which display images from the outside of the plane.

CPI says it’s possible for the panels to mirror whatever is outside in accordance with how passengers look around.

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The sensation would no doubt take some getting used to.

But it’s more than just a marketing exercise. CPI says 80% of an aircraft’s weight is due to fuel and the plane itself, so taking the windows out could save airlines on running costs. There’s an approximate 0.75% fuel saving for every 1% reduction in weight, it says on its website.

“If you save weight, you save fuel,” CPI claim. “And less fuel means…

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