Airbus Envisions See-Through Planes in 2050

It’s the result of some creative brainstorming and nothing more, but in Airbus’ futuristic world, airplanes will be nearly see-through, allowing passengers to see the world around them as they fly.

Airbus posted the video, titled “The Future by Airbus- Concept Plane Cabin” last Friday and it has been generating some buzz due to the radical design of the supposed plane of the future.

Airbus invites the passengers of 2050 to discover its Concept Cabin – a whole new flying experience inspired by nature. Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President Engineering, says: “Our research shows that passengers of 2050 will expect a seamless travel experience while also caring for the environment. The Airbus Concept Cabin is designed with that in mind, and shows that the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination. Whichever flight experience is chosen, the passenger of 2050 will step out of the Airbus Concept Cabin feeling revitalised and enriched.”

Along with panoramic views, the design also gets rid of the three-class configuration in favor of “personalised zones” where each passenger can create their own unique environment.

The timing of the release is interesting as it coincides with next week’s Paris Air Show. The planemaker is looking to land a significant amount of orders in Paris thanks to its modified A320, the A320neo and it appears the company isn’t shying away from its opportunity to steal some limelight away from Boeing who will be trying to show off its new 747-800 at the show.

While Airbus’ vision of the future will likely never come to complete fruition, it is fascinating to see what kind of possibilities may exist for the future of aviation.

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