Plane's Windows to Be Replaced With Monitors

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Mon, Oct 27th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to The Guardian, UK-developer Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is planning on replacing "heavy aircraft windows with uber-light smartscreen panels." The screens, which would reduce fuel consumption for the airlines, would allow passengers to still see outside as well as surf the Internet.

The concept for the plane, said Helliwell – letting passengers see outside while allowing a lighter fuselage – followed discussions with the aerospace industry. The idea of having the displays lining the inside of the plane could become reality in 10 years, after other “building blocks” in the development of OLED are completed, he added. “We are talking about it now because it matches the kind of development timelines that they have in the aerospace industry.

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