The windows would be replaced on the inside by screens projecting footage from cameras on the side of the plane.
Posted on October 27, 2014, at 6:09 a.m. ET
The concept design is the work of the Teesside-based Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).
The Guardian reported that it would see the windows replaced with full-length OLED screens displaying panoramic views captured by cameras mounted on the plane’s exterior, as well as providing in-flight entertainment and internet access.
In a video uploaded to YouTube on 15 October, the CPI said over 3 billion people fly around the world every year, using 220,000 gallons of fuel and producing over 705 million tonnes of CO2.
"Follow the logical thought through. Let’s take all the windows out – that’s what they do in cargo aircraft – what are the passengers going to do? If you think about it, it’s only really the people that are sitting next to windows that will suffer."
“We are talking about it now because it matches the kind of development timelines that they have in the aerospace industry,” he added.
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