Would You Fly In A Windowless Plane?

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The Centre for Process Innovation is working with companies to create the technology for windowless fuselage. The hope is that this technology would stream live video to OLED displays in airplanes, offering seamless panoramic views to passengers. Without windows on planes, the walls on planes would be thinner and lighter. Thinner planes would require less fuel—which is big seeing that more than 80% of the fully laden weight of a commercial airliner is taken up by fuel.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Every year, planes use up about 80 billion gallons of fuel. 00:05

  2. Thinner, lighter and stronger aircraft fuselage would allow for wider seating, lower fuel consumption, and reduced CO2 emissions. 00:37

  3. There is technology that may stream live video to OLED displays in airplanes, offering seamless panoramic views to passengers. 00:52

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