Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Is This The Future Of Air Travel?

jet5.jpg
jet2.jpg
jet1.jpg

Those of a nervous disposition to flying and/or heights might want to look away now.

Having already made a name for themselves with their designs for a supersonic business jet able to fly from New York to London in under four hours, Spike Aerospace have impressed us once again, introducing us to a revolutionary windowless passenger cabin.

Instead of those normally pokey holes we’re used to squinting out of, the entire cabin wall will be embedded with thin display screens, which, depending on the glare of the sun or whether it’s time for a nap, we'll be able to dim using our personal control panel. And if you do have a fear of flying, they claim the technology will also allow you to change your piece of the wall into one of many scenic images available from a computer.

Mind you, fetching looks aren’t the only reason for the cabins on the vessel due for release by 2018 - the smooth exterior of these digital walls (an amalgamation of micro-camera and flat displays) will reduce the drag normally caused by having numerous windows, meaning, yes, even faster speeds.

Not that the engineers need too much help in that regard, already claiming they can get the bird up to 1200 mph, working out to around double the current speed of commercial airliners.

Looks like the next four years are going to, erm, fly by.

Related

untitled-4.jpg

Lotus unleash futuristic C-01 motorcycle

gun1.jpg

The World's First Smart Gun

car2.jpg

Incredible Autonomous Car Design

games4.jpg

Evolution of war games prints

mac1.jpg

McLaren 650S thunders in

toyota1.jpg

Toyota's incredible concept car

Comments

More

Watch Bradley Lowery’s classmates come together to sing for him

We're not crying, you're crying

by Tom Victor
23 Jun 2017

Science finds that couples that spoon have a better relationship

Wonder what this means for duvet hogs...

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Boys with older dads are more likely to be geeks, study shows

Now you know who to thank/blame

by Dave Fawbert
23 Jun 2017

You can now buy IKEA furniture on Amazon Prime

This is big

by Gary Ogden
23 Jun 2017

David Dimbleby kicked someone off 'Question Time' for being rowdy

Rock 'n' roll politics

by Carl Anka
23 Jun 2017

Jeremy Corbyn overtakes Theresa May for first time in PM poll

Everything's coming up Corbyn

by Alex Finnis
23 Jun 2017

Some people aren't happy about Grenfell Tower survivors' new homes

Residents lost their homes just last week

by Tom Victor
22 Jun 2017

Boys turn up to school dressed in skirts to protest shorts ban

That's one way to do it

by Carl Anka
22 Jun 2017

The Daily Mail is hilariously losing its rag over a Guardian cartoon

They've gone full breakdown

by Dave Fawbert
22 Jun 2017

Similar cladding to Grenfell Tower being used on 600 other high rises

Sadiq Khan has called for all of it to be removed

by Dave Fawbert
22 Jun 2017