Spike Aerospace has announced that its S-512 will feature a windowless cabin
The S-512 will feature screens instead of windows
Real-time panoramic video from outside the plane will be relayed to the screens
The S-512 will have a cruising speed of Mach 1.6 (1,220 mph) and a maximum speed of Mach 1.8 (1,370 mph)
Deliveries of the S-512 are expected to begin in 2018
Aircraft windows have always been a sticking point in the bid to go faster, cheaper and safer. As well as creating drag, the additional structural support and parts required for windows add weight to the plane. Spike Aerospace is set to overcome these problems by doing away with cabin windows altogether in its S-512 jet, and replacing them with video screens embedded in the interior walls.
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