Wednesday, December 7, 2016


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.

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