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This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

10 August 2015

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

The windowless private jet isn’t actually windowless, but it still looks great.

The ones who are able to fly private will have another reason to spend their money on, when the windowless plane will get into production, that’s an if.

What’s this windowless Private Jet?

It is called Ixion concept and it was designed by Technicon Design.

It appears to be windowless since the cabin wall interior is lined with flexible, high-definition screens that are able to project a real-time 360-degree view, all that through a live feed captured by a pair of wing-mounted cameras.

With the use of parallax technology it would also be possible to create multiple screens, allowing you to seamlessly boot up a video conference call or whatever, while simultaneously enjoying the flight.

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

The International agency Techicon Design was able to create a concept for a private jet that replaces windows with displays that can project the external environment inside the cabin.

These guys are good. They gained experience from working in the commercial aviation sector and came up with a conceptual yet plausible proposal for the Ixion jet.

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

“The ethos of the project is simple, to challenge current thinking, and propose something a little different, but not just a fantasy,” said Technicon design director Gareth Davies. “It has to be credible and relevant, yet provoke discussion.”

“We quickly settled on the controversial yet interesting idea of removing the windows from the cabin and using existing or very near future technology to display the exterior environment to the inside surfaces of the cabin via external cameras.”

How does it work?

The cameras on the plane’s main body and wings would be able to capture the surrounding views, which would then be projected onto high-resolution screens on the sides and ceiling in the cabin.

How the display will get its power?

The low-voltage screen would be powered by solar panels integrated into the roof. By removing the windows, this concept will reduce the weight of the plane, make it more fuel efficient, simplify construction and allow greater flexibility for interior layouts.

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

The passengers would have their places in armchairs and bench seats facing two directions, some with tables in between.

Another plus for this concept is the air conditioning and lighting which will be provided by strips along the plane’s body, breaking up the screens into three panels.

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

Can you imagine how any imagery projected on the displays would look like? Because that’s true, any image you could think of could be projected onto the screens to create different moods in the cabin, including a normal plane interior if desired.

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts

“The user experience is greatly enhanced by directly engaging the passengers with the environment outside, to the point of exhilaration by giving an unhindered panoramic view from the inside,” said Davies.

We really want to see this done, we even featured it on our second episode of Last Week in Luxury, a luxury news show we offer to our subscribers on youtube:

If you think this private jet would be expensive to make, wait until you see the most expensive private jets!

This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts
This Windowless Private Jet Could Be the Future of Aircrafts |source: designboom.com|

It may not be one of the most expensive private jets in the world, but it’s definitely something we’d love to fly in!

We can’t wait to see when this jet will be produced! What do you think? Would you fly in a windowless private jet?