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Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050

Aircraft-maker reveals stunning designs of The Future, a plane that may be reality in forty years

Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
Leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus, in advance of the Paris Airshow Le Bourget, today invited the passengers of 2050 to discover its Concept Cabin - a whole new flying experience inspired by nature (Text courtesy: www.arabiansupplychain.com)
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
Personalised zones replace traditional cabin classes to offer tailored levels of experience. While taking a hop between destinations, according to Airbus, passengers in 2050 could join an interactive conference; enjoy a game of virtual golf; read the kids back home a bedtime story; and recharge in a 'vitalising seat' whilst watching the planet spread out beneath their feet
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
\nThis latest instalment of The Future by Airbus - a vision of aviation in 2050 - follows last year's unveiling of the revolutionary Airbus Concept Plane, packed with technologies to reduce fuel burn, emissions, waste and noise. The Airbus Concept Cabin now gives further insight into some of the innovations and technologies that will shape future passenger experiences on board
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
The aircraft's bionic structure mimics the efficiency of bird bone which is optimised to provide strength where needed, and allows for an intelligent cabin wall membrane which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open panoramic views
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
The Concept Cabin has an integrated 'neural network' creating an intelligent interface between passenger and plane. It can identify and respond to passenger needs and enables bespoke features such as morphing seats which change to your body shape
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
New personalised zones replace the traditional cabin classes in the Airbus Concept Cabin to offer new tailored levels of experience. The 'vitalising zone' is all about wellbeing and relaxation allowing you to proactively recharge your batteries with vitamin and antioxidant enriched air, mood lighting, aromatherapy and acupressure treatments whilst taking in the infinite view of the world around you
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
There are no limits to the kinds of social scenarios in the centre zone of the concept cabin - the 'interactive zone'. The virtual pop up projections in this area can transform you to whichever social scene you want to be in, from holographic gaming to virtual changing rooms for active shoppers
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
The 'smart tech zone' is tailored towards the more functional oriented passenger with a chameleon style offering, to meet individual needs ranging from a simple to a complete luxury service, but all allowing you to continue life as if on the ground. By offering different levels of experience within each zone, airlines would be able to achieve price differentials and give more people access to the benefits of air travel with minimal environmental impact
Airbus reveals designs for transparent planes by 2050
More than 90 percent of Airbus' annual research & development investment of over EURO2 billion has environmental benefits for current and future aircraft. For example, due to advances in technologies the concept cabin will be 100% recyclable. It will have self-cleaning materials made from sustainable plant fibres which reduce waste and maintenance and will harvest passenger body heat to power cabin features