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Airbus Airliner Of The Future  
User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7739 posts, RR: 17
Posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 5914 times:

Did a search and found nothing. So here is a video of Airbus' concept airliner of the future:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pop-up-digi...into-the-future-of-air-travel.html

Am not sure of the advantage of a trans[parent cabin roof when you are crusising at FL350 ab ove the weather.

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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5661 times:

I believe they had a jet with a glass roof.

User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

The concepts shown there will almost certainly not make it into production, even in 2050. Think of this like a concept car, something 'far out' that grabs attention and serves as a guideline perhaps, but never intended for production.


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User currently offlinebabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5347 times:

Don't worry. It will look something along the lines of an A330 once it's ready for production.  

User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4409 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5211 times:

Quoting babybus (Reply 3):
Don't worry. It will look something along the lines of an A330 once it's ready for production

:lol:

I do not expect any new airliner to have the engines below the body as it looks like on the movie - too much ground noise and it sucks in too much of crap from the runways. So mount the engines somewhere else, emulate the glass windows by some plastic screens that are coupled to outsided cameras, and you are where you are....


User currently offlineJAAlbert From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1624 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4687 times:

I think some would be freaked out by a transparent fuselage -- I'd love it -- but I can see folks feeling less secure seeing all that landscape cruising by 35,000 ft below. And what happens in turbulence? I laughed when I saw pitch of the seats. Those poor passengers will be as cramped then as we are today!

fun concept though and I love the shape of the plane.


User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 6956 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4373 times:

I have dreamed of the 747 hunch being transparent before, and an SF author too (Dan Simmons in Carrion Comfort, the plane belonging to a billionaire) but I think that it's unnecessary now. Cameras can get the images, including the most interesting ones (below !), and in a few years it will be easy to cover the cabin of the plane with a screen.


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User currently offlineplanemaker From Tuvalu, joined Aug 2003, 6441 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4323 times:

This was last years video... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5K1ZDs-li0




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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4309 times:

Not sure if I like this design, It looks odd to me, But the glass fuselage is an interesting concept, especially for a first class offering.


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User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2766 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4264 times:

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 8):
But the glass fuselage is an interesting concept, especially for a first class offering.

I'd like to think of it as an observation deck for all of the passengers. I rarely travel first..... but if this were available to all pax, I think that I'd probably spend as much time as possible up there. 35,000+ feet up with a view....... eeee-yikes........



  


User currently offlineAreopagus From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1374 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Huh? What? Where are the bowling alley and the swimming pool?

User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3878 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3738 times:

Quoting point2point (Reply 9):

How about an open air balcony? Passengers can enjoy the crisp cool air at 35,000 ft.



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User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1408 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 4):
I do not expect any new airliner to have the engines below the body as it looks like on the movie - too much ground noise and it sucks in too much of crap from the runways.

The exhaust nozzles are above the wing, though. IMHO, that will already eliminate a fair share of ground noise (most of the exhaust flow noise).



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

I did not think, that this was a widebody, but that just makes this design, so much better.     

User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 6956 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3598 times:

Quoting 817Dreamliiner (Reply 8):
Not sure if I like this design, It looks odd to me, But the glass fuselage is an interesting concept, especially for a first class offering.

I didn't think F passengers cared about looking out, considering the current F designs making it almost impossible.



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User currently offlineFI642 From Monaco, joined Mar 2005, 1079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3445 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 14):
I didn't think F passengers cared about looking out, considering the current F designs making it almost impossible.

That's exactly what I was thinking!



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User currently offline817Dreamliiner From Montserrat, joined Jul 2008, 2610 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3229 times:

Quoting Aesma (Reply 14):
I didn't think F passengers cared about looking out, considering the current F designs making it almost impossible.
Quoting FI642 (Reply 15):
That's exactly what I was thinking!

Well first of all its at the front of the plane and last time I remember airlines have their first class cabins at the front? no? Also if you think about it this could be something innovative that an airline can offer to first passengers to stay competitive against other airlines, lets say offering a view of the world while fine dining at 35000 feet, see sunsets and sunrises, etc. But I guess my idea is not good enough for you F flyers. O well, still my opinion.



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User currently offlineMortyman From Norway, joined Aug 2006, 4092 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Quoting Areopagus (Reply 10):
Huh? What? Where are the bowling alley and the swimming pool?

You'll find the Airbus future aircraft with swimmingpool here:

http://www.airbus.com/innovation/fut...-by-airbus/a-whole-new-way-to-fly/


Also the Airbus aircraftcarrier, the pod aircraft and vertical take off aircraft ....


Man, I hope I live to experience this ....  


User currently offlineBD338 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 740 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3028 times:

July 2050. Phoenix, Arizona. 115F. Sat on an Airbus glass canopied aircraft. Wonderful, I can smell burning....

User currently offlinetalktocharlie From New Zealand, joined Jul 2012, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3025 times:

There is also a iPad app with the same thing, it's called "future by airbus" or "airbus future" etc.


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User currently offlineAesma From Reunion, joined Nov 2009, 6956 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (2 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Quoting BD338 (Reply 18):
July 2050. Phoenix, Arizona. 115F. Sat on an Airbus glass canopied aircraft. Wonderful, I can smell burning....

I guess flying in a skimpy outfit/outright tanning swimsuit will be the norm by then !



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