You do not need a window for these views. Design company based in Paris ‘Technicon Design‘ recently won an award for Their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. The idea is to offer a 360 degrees using cameras mounted outside the plane to capture the landscape and then project it in high resolution screen on the interior walls and ceiling of the cabin.
And really any scene could be displayed indoors. Let’s say the view is mostly clouds or ocean. How about showing a jungle? A flight over the Grand Canyon? A trip to the moon?
Solar panels on the outside can help screens.
Removing the windows has its advantages, too. Reduce materials and cost needed and reduce aircraft weight. Not having windows allows greater flexibility of the interior design of the aircraft, too.
“The spirit 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, however, provoke debate,” said design director Gareth Davies in a press release.
See the video below.
Other aircraft are exploring similar ideas transparent cabins. In 2012 at the Paris Air Show, Airbus introduced an aircraft with a fuselage made of screens inside. And earlier this year, the aerospace engineering firm Spike Boston unveiled a supersonic jet without windows with screens.