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Airbus unveils see-through plane and other futuristic tech

Aerospace company Airbus has unveiled a number of its radical plans for aircraft of the future, including an incredible see-through aeroplane, technology that would allow parents to read bedtime stories to their children at home and even a virtual golf course.

Passengers will be able to enjoy incredible panoramic views through the glass roof.

Airbus said that other luxurious options include vitamin and antioxidant enriched air chambers where passengers can go to breathe in relaxing air, walls that change according to the light conditions, holographic displays, video conferencing technology and, of course, a fully featured bar area for socialising mid-flight.

But don’t get too excited – this technology is unlikely to see the light of day this side of the year 2050, and even then, some speculate that allowing room for a virtual golf course might be a step too far for most airlines, especially with the likes of Ryanair, who are keen to get rid of toilets on short haul flights to make room for more passengers.

Golf, anyone?

Charles Champion, Airbus engineering executive vice-president, said: “Our research shows that passengers of 2050 will expect a seamless travel experience while also caring for the environment. The concept cabin is designed with that in mind, and shows that the journey can be as much a voyage of discovery as the destination.”

We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as tickets are available.