Airbus has given a glimpse of the future of flight with its Concept Plane, which was showcased at the Farnborough International Airshow in Hampshire today.
The images released today illustrate what air transport could look like in 2050 – even 2030 if advancements in existing technologies continue apace.
In ‘The Future by Airbus’ the company talks of morphing seats made from ecological, self-cleaning materials, which change shape for a snug fit.
Other ideas included walls that become see-through at the touch of a button, affording 360 degree views of the world below;
… and holographic projections of virtual decors, allowing travelers to transform their private cabin into an office, bedroom or Zen garden!
Green energy sources like fuel cells, solar panels, or even body heat might provide energy for powering some systems on tomorrow’s aircraft.
Some of these aircraft may even fly in formation like birds to reduce drag, fuel burn, and therefore emissions, Airbus officials say.