The views afforded by the tiny airplane window–whether it’s cloud cover, city skylines, or mountain ranges–apparently aren’t good enough for design firm Technicon. Their French office has created a concept for a private jet called the Ixion.
The Ixion would replace windows with floor-to-ceiling digital screens that show passengers a high-resolution panoramic live stream of their external environment inside the cabin.
According to Dezeen, the Ixion jet has solar-powered cameras on the plane’s wings and fuselage capture sky-high vistas for a dramatic visualization of the fact that you’re hurtling thousands of feet above the earth in a metal tube.
If the plane’s current outside environment isn’t exciting enough for passengers, the display can be switched to display any sort of imagery–including that of a traditional plane interior, in case you’re sick of the futuristic and cutting-edge. According to the designers, removing windows makes the plane lighter, cutting fuel use and making it more energy efficient.
We’re thinking; what a cool idea though it could get a bit scary. But imagine flying into Seattle in the winter after a great snow, or New York or Las Vegas at night.