The global design company, Technicon Design, has come up with a private jet where every seat has the ultimate window seat – but there’s one catch: there actually are no windows. Instead, the futuristic IXION windowless private jet uses external cameras to capture a real-time, 360-degree panoramic view of the space around the plane. The images are then beamed onto display panels on the cabin walls and ceilings, giving passengers the feeling that they’re flying in a transparent fuselage.

Room with no view: The futuristic IXION windowless jet was developed by Technicon Design’s team in France

And when the screens aren’t displaying scenes of blue or starry skies, they can also be used for in-flight video conferencing, photo displays or other images. They can even be used to display landscapes, such as a sunny beach, a desert, or outer space.

Screens on the cabin walls and ceiling can be used to display landscapes, including outer space

This isn’t the first private jet design proposed to not include windows. Back in February of this year, there was a lot of media interest in the Spike Aerospace S-512 supersonic private jet project, especially due to its windowless design concept. Similar to the IXION, the S-512 has “virtual windows” of what’s going on outside – captured by tiny cameras lining the exterior of the fuselage.

© Spike Aerospace

By providing private jet designs that don’t include windows, design companies are able to maximize the speed and efficiency of the jet since the weakest point in the structure of any aircraft is the windows.

But of course, most passengers don’t feel comfortable flying without the ability to see outside, which is why today’s jets still include windows, although aircraft manufacturers have made significant developments in the way the windows are designed to maximize the view while minimizing the inefficiency.

© Spike Aerospace

By providing private jet designs that don’t include windows, design companies are able to maximize the speed and efficiency of the jet since the weakest point in the structure of any aircraft is the windows. But of course, most passengers don’t feel comfortable flying without the ability to see outside, which is why today’s jets still include windows.