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Airbus has unveiled a transparent plane it believes we'll be flying in by 2050, with a see-through cabin offering passengers a view of the clouds or stars.

Airbus has unveiled a transparent plane it believes we'll be flying in by 2050, with a see-through cabin offering passengers a view of the clouds or stars.

The futuristic Airbus plane will have an “intelligent” cabin wall which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers spectacular panoramic views.

Airbus transparent plane
Passengers can watch the stars through the "intelligent" cabin wall membrane, which also controls temperature.

The transparent plane will also feature holographic pop-up gaming displays and passengers will be able to play a game of virtual golf, take part in an interactive conference or shop in a virtual changing room.

Play golf mid-air on the new Airbus
Play golf mid-flight on the new Airbus.

A “vitalising zone” will help passengers relax, with vitamin and antioxidant-enriched air, mood lighting, aromatherapy and acupressure treatments.

Airbus engineering executive vice-president Charles Champion said: “Our research shows that passengers of 2050 will expect a seamless travel experience while also caring for the environment.

The new see-htough Airbus
Not only will the cabin of the new Airbus be transparent, they will also control temperature.

“The concept cabin is designed with that in mind, and shows that the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination.”

And it’s not all about gimmicks though, the see-through Airbus has a bionic structure that apparently mimics the efficiency of bird bone.

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's the new see-through Airbus
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It's the new see-through Airbus.

Do you think this is really the future of travel? Or will oil be down to the last barrels by 2050 and we'll all be going on holiday to Cornwall by horse and cart?


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