Air travel may soon face a drastic change as Emirates moves towards a new line of windowless passenger planes. This idea is already being tested in the first-class cabin on Emirates newly acquired Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The absence of windows may seem bleak but Emirates has addressed this issue with the inclusion of virtual windows. These virtual can be used to display flight information as well as offering high-quality images that are superior to what you can actually see when looking out a plane.
According to Emirates president Tim Clark, there is no reason why planes could not be fitted with virtual windows. The concept is also being touted as safer than conventional aircraft as windowless passenger planes would allow for greater structural integrity, while also reducing the weight and allowing for faster flights and improved fuel efficiency.
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