Airplanes of the future are windowless


LONDON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The airplanes of the future will be windowless according to a design unveiled by the British tech research company The Centre for Process Innovation in a report Monday.


The new airplane design would have a lighter, thinner and more efficient fuselage, allowing for lighter planes, saving fuel and making flying more cost effective. The most notable changes for passengers would be the wider seats and the lack of windows.


That does not mean flights would be dark and bleak. Instead passengers would be surrounded by OLED screens showing a real-time display of the sky around them.


Without windows stress on the fuselage and overall weight of the plane would be reduced.


'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,' Dr. Jon Helliwell of the CPI told The Guardian.


CPI predicts they will be able to get the new design and windowless airplanes on the market in about a decade.


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