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Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby eoinzy » Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:43 am

I definitely want to have a fly in one of these!!!

http://uk.travel.yahoo.com/p-promo-3361328 wrote:Ever wondered what flying could be like in 2050? If so, you may be keen to discover Airbus' new Concept Cabin... unless you're prone to vertigo.

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The plane manufacturer has released pictures of a futuristic jet ahead of the Paris Air Show. The images show a transparent cabin, allowing passengers to enjoy a much wider view while on a flight.

And if that wasn't unusual enough, the innovative design also aims to offer services with a difference on board, with personalised zones replacing traditional cabin designs.

Passengers will be able to play virtual golf in the aircraft's "interactive zone", or relax in the "vitalising zone" by breathing vitamin and antioxidant-enriched air.

Charles Champion, Airbus Executive Vice President Engineering, commented: "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."

Take a look at more pictures of the Concept Cabin below:

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X-ray of the cabin

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Skyview!!

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Exterior view

And finally, the plane could have a gaming/entertainent zone, where they can play virtual golf!!
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How class would that be???

On a clear night you could see right into space, and get a good view of the ISS or some other satellites or meteors!!
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby kegan5 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:13 am

Awesome idea... I think my legs would be like jelly for the whole trip though :p
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby amsroks » Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:32 am

I bet you listen to Spin Eoinzy!!!
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby dingo » Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:05 am

@kegan5 - Totally! I'd say you'd get that feeling in ur belly like when u drive over a hump!

@amsroks - nope, but I've a feeling they might have mentioned it on the radio today?? :p
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby amsroks » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:38 am

They mention 90% of the stuff you post!!!
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby eoinzy » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:54 am

nah, that just shows I'm well up on current affairs!! :p
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby Biggins » Sat Jun 25, 2011 8:45 pm

Question: Where the hell is the pilot and his cabin?
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Re: Airbus announces transparent airplane!!!!

Postby eoinzy » Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:41 am

haha good question!

From what I can see if the photos, there's at least 2 "decks". The passenger one, with all its see through front-ness, and then the pilots deck, which will look like normal with a front window and all that. In fact, you can see the front window in one of the pics, although I'm not sure if thats the "upstairs" or not.
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