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What if the jet of the future just replaced windows with cameras and giant digital displays?
The views afforded by the tiny airplane window—whether it’s cloud cover, city skylines, or mountain ranges—apparently aren’t good enough for design firm Technicon. Their French office has created a concept for a private jet called the Ixion that would replace windows with floor-to-ceiling digital screens that show passengers a high-resolution panoramic livestream of their external environment inside the cabin.

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What if the jet of the future just replaced windows with cameras and giant digital displays?

The views afforded by the tiny airplane window—whether it’s cloud cover, city skylines, or mountain ranges—apparently aren’t good enough for design firm Technicon. Their French office has created a concept for a private jet called the Ixion that would replace windows with floor-to-ceiling digital screens that show passengers a high-resolution panoramic livestream of their external environment inside the cabin.

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Anatomy Of A Cannes Contender: British Airways’ Magic Posters That Point At Planes
In an industry dominated by price comparison, we wanted to create something truly engaging to remind us all how magical flying really is.
Sitting out in the garden one day, I realized that the reason my two young daughters stopped whatever it was that they were doing and gazed up into the sky pointing whenever a plane flew overhead, was because they were filled with wonder and amazement. To them, planes were magical.
One of Arthur C Clarke’s most famous quotes that gets used fairly regularly these days sprung to mind: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” In my children’s eyes, planes were something they didn’t understand. In their eyes, they may as well have been dragons or flying unicorns. Magical. All we needed to do was to remind everyone else of that and take them back to that magical moment when they first flew.
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Anatomy Of A Cannes Contender: British Airways’ Magic Posters That Point At Planes

In an industry dominated by price comparison, we wanted to create something truly engaging to remind us all how magical flying really is.

Sitting out in the garden one day, I realized that the reason my two young daughters stopped whatever it was that they were doing and gazed up into the sky pointing whenever a plane flew overhead, was because they were filled with wonder and amazement. To them, planes were magical.

One of Arthur C Clarke’s most famous quotes that gets used fairly regularly these days sprung to mind: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” In my children’s eyes, planes were something they didn’t understand. In their eyes, they may as well have been dragons or flying unicorns. Magical. All we needed to do was to remind everyone else of that and take them back to that magical moment when they first flew.

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This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.

It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”

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This is what happens when you take pictures of all the planes that take off from Los Angeles International Airport each day and smush them together into one image.

It was a spontaneous project. “I was down at the airport a week ago with a friend of mine watching planes take off and land, and thinking it would be really cool if I could get all of the planes into one picture,” Kelley says. “Then on Sunday I woke up and it was unbelievably clear. If you’ve ever been to LA, to be able to see as far as you can is a once-in-a-year kind of thing.”

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The F.A.A. has acted in the wake of yesterday’s emergency landing by an ANA Dreamliner in Japan, and grounded all U.S.-registered 787 aircraft. The no-fly edict, which supersedes last week’s review, following the Boston undercarriage fire, will remain in place until Boeing can guarantee the safety of the plane’s Lithium-Ion batteries. The F.A.A.’s move is a blow for Boeing, whose share price closed 3% lower on Wall Street yesterday.
[Image by Flickr user Bruce Dall]

The F.A.A. has acted in the wake of yesterday’s emergency landing by an ANA Dreamliner in Japan, and grounded all U.S.-registered 787 aircraft. The no-fly edict, which supersedes last week’s review, following the Boston undercarriage fire, will remain in place until Boeing can guarantee the safety of the plane’s Lithium-Ion batteries. The F.A.A.’s move is a blow for Boeing, whose share price closed 3% lower on Wall Street yesterday.

[Image by Flickr user Bruce Dall]