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Now, fly with the clouds in a windowless plane

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Now, fly in a windowless plane
London, Oct 29: The most talked-about windowless plane is soon to set flight, confirms a British developer. With a view of the space outside, this plane is likely to set high standards in the aviation industry. The windows will be replaced by full-length screens, providing constant view of the world outside. Not that alone, passengers can adjust the contrast or the lighting od the view or even switch it on or off according to their convenience.

Spotting prominent destinations and landmarks would be easier from the sky too. Just tap on the screen or surf the net on the screen. Calling it "the windowless cabin with a view", scientists at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) said,"The days of glimpsing the world through a tiny plastic porthole when you fly are soon to be a thing of the past; future aircrafts will offer a crystal clear panoramic view without any windows at all. We are developing ultra-flexible, high-definition display technologies that could line the interior walls of cabins and display live footage from external cameras."

The plane has other advantages too. The OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology, and the the thin, bendable and lightweight display screens blend with the fuselage, making it light weight, thus reducing the weight of the aircraft.

Interestingly, this would reduce the fuel usage by 0.75% for every 1% reduction in weight. The scientists further explained,"If you save weight, you save fuel. And less fuel means less CO2 emissions into the atmosphere and lower operational cost. Windows currently require meticulous construction to ensure that their structure maintains cabin pressure and resists cracking at 35,000 feet. Fully integrated OLED technology is still in development across the globe."

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