21 Mar Airline Innovations That Will Change Flight Experience
Green air travel
As the name suggests, airline companies and manufacturers are beginning to devise concept aircraft that use a lower amount of fuel to produce higher energy output while minimizing pollution emissions by nearly 70 percent. Airplanes instead of souring energy from fossil fuels are prospectively going to be replaced with solar energy, which is highly environment-friendly and will significantly reduce transportation costs and airline operating expenses. Other options such as using alternate fuel like kerosene are being considered since it produces high energy density combined with minimal fuel consumption.
There is always the battle of who gets to place their arm comfortably on the armrest, while the other is bothered by inconvenience. This is where the additional fixture intended to redress this issue, the Soarigami comes into play. The plastic and neoprene origami structure can easily be placed in the center of the unfair armrest, providing a wide platform to set the arms of you and the relevant party without any inconvenience. It is believed to be released in the market soon for a minimal price of $30.
More and more screens
Instead of the typical windows and cabin walls, innovations to replace such fixtures with interactive smart displays are becoming a progressive reality. Not only is it beneficial since it significantly reduces weight and enhances fuel efficiency. It could provide better entertainment, information, and interaction with the passengers. Concepts of establishing interactive screen wallpaper around the plane can entertain and lure passengers as if in space by depicting space imaging over the cabin in a full 360-degree view.
The flying donut
Innovators are on a mission to replace the out-dated interior and exterior design of the plane due to its lack of comfort and congested atmosphere. The flying donut concept of an aircraft will have wider space and wings directly from the nose. Moreover, the seating inside will be in a circular shape or auditorium design enabling more area inside, comfort, minimize weight and emissions and maximize aerodynamics.
Also known as butterfly seating, the concept seating arrangement would allow passengers to endure longer duration flights with relative ease of comfort by merely shifting their economic seats to somewhat business class like. It will lack the luxury and quality of business seating but enable enhanced comfort than the economy.
Another innovation making its way into reality is by ceasing interactive screens behind seats of the flight and replacing them with mini iPads given during the fight. Such smart displays will enable you to get online, stream entertainment, work and much more.
Upgrading first class
First class is already the most premium seating class offering impeccable luxury. Airlines are trying to take the posh and luxuriousness to the next step by establishing individual cabin bars; spa designed bathrooms, extendable beds and could even have miniature golf or bowling.