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WINDOWLESS AIRPLANES FOR FUTURE FLIGHTS?

High up at 30,000 feet off the ground, it seems almost impossible for airplanes to do without windows.
But what if it is a possibility of the future? Imagine a 'windowless' aircraft and 360-degree panoramic views all around you.
A new innovation by the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology association, has re-imagined a plane without clunky overhead cabin compartments hanging above you and without tiny aircraft windows - that typically offers only a restricted view of the skies outside.
According to The Guardian, how this works is that airplane windows could be replaced with "full-length organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) screens displaying panoramic views captured by cameras mounted on the plane's exterior" in the future. 
The firm claims this next-generation aircraft will be more fuel-efficient, will help to lower consumers' cost and enhance passengers' in-flight experience. 
According to CPI, over three billion people fly around the world each year, using 220,000 gallons of fuel and producing over 705 million tonnes of carbon dioxide.
This type of aircraft can be more cost and fuel-efficient because "removing the windows from the aircraft would reduce its weight and therefore the cost for the passenger and airline", the firm said. 
Other attributes of what passengers can do on the screen include reflecting your preferred view of the outside, which can change in accordance with where your eyes are looking at. 
They can also order meals by tapping on the screen and carry information which can be shown on a mobile phone.
According to The Guardian, developments in OLEDs and the windowless plane could even lead to "smart packaging" for medicines or food.

Source: The Guardian



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