Windowless Airplanes Within A Decade

Imagine flying on an airplane and being able to see the clouds all around you. That’s what one company plans on achieving in the next 10 years -- an airplane without windows.

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a U.K.-based cutting edge technology association, envisioned the next generation aircraft in efforts to conserve fuel, while drastically transforming the customer experience.

“Removing the windows will significantly reduce the weight of the aircraft, saving fuel and therefore reducing operational costs,” says Matthew Herbert, marketing manager for CPI. “The windows will be replaced by high quality flexible OLED displays that are connected to digital cameras integrated into the exterior of the plane,” he says. 

For every 1% reduction in weight, there’s approximately a 0.75% in fuel savings. Furthermore, the environment would benefit from the accompanying reduction in CO2 emissions. 

The result is low airfare rats and fuel consumption.