Emirates Airline revealed a new windowless first-class suite on board its latest aircraft. The middle suite in the aircraft features virtual windows. A video of the windowless plane was posted by Emirates Airline. The video shows that a passenger through the virtual windows will be able to look outside. Fiber-optic cameras are used to show images projected from the outside of the aircraft. So the windows project the exterior view using the cameras mounted on the plane. The image is crystal clear and high definition.
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Emirates plans to remove windows from all its future planes in order to make its aircraft lighter and faster.
Emirates President Sir Tim Clark said that the images are’so good, ‘it’s better than with the natural eye’. In Emirates most recent Boeing 777-300ER aircraft the virtual windows can be found.
Clark said, “Imagine now a fuselage as you’re boarding with no windows, but when you get inside, there are windows.”
Adding, “Now you have one fuselage which has no structural weaknesses because of windows. The aircraft is lighter, the aircraft could fly faster, they’ll burn far less fuel and fly higher.”
The video begins with the plane taking off, the runway can be seen along with the spectacular view outside.
Professor Graham Braithwaite of Cranfield University said, “the cabin crew should be able to see directly outside the aircraft in an emergency, crew’s ability to see outside the aircraft is really important especially in an emergency situation such as evacuation.
Emirates claim that it will be a game-changing aircraft and technology. Windowless planes might just be the future of aircraft and can replace natural windows.