A Plane with a Different View
At Medflight911, when we provide medical transportation, our patient's safety and comfort are our biggest concerns. So, we are always on the look out for ways to increase our patient's comfort level while on commercial flights. We are familiar with the all the airlines and know where to sit on each plane to increase our patient's comfort level. This can be particularly important on international flights or when a patient's medical needs require certain seating arrangements.
Unfortunately, commercial airlines are increasingly looking for way to decrease costs, often at a detriment to the flier's comfort. Who could forget the standing room only seats recently patented? Add in devices like Knee Defenders, and the friendly skies are sometimes not that friendly.
So, we were pleased to hear about a new type of airplane in the works that may help airlines decrease costs while increasing fliers' comfort. The Center for Process Innovation, a British technology research company, announced plans for windowless fuselage. Since windows are a source of "unnecessary weight" on passenger aircraft removing them will reduce fuel costs.
What does The Center for Process Innovation intend to put in place of the windows? Thinner, solid walls will be installed, containing OLED touch-screens extending the plane's entire length. Exterior cameras will enable the touchscreens to display views from the outside. Images will move as patients tilt their heads and passengers can chose which side of the plane they are "looking out." No more missing views of the Grand Canyon because you are on the wrong side of the plane! The screens will mimic the light changes associated with sunrise and sunset to help with jet lag. In addition, the touchscreens will also allow passengers to select entertainment options and call for stewardess service.
You can't buy tickets just yet. This new fuselage technology is still a decade away. In the mean time, we will continue to provide care to our patients while traveling in the only way we know how – with the upmost concern for their safety and comfort.
For more information about our air medical escort services and how we can help you fly safely, contact us for a no obligation medical transport quote at 888-359-1911.
Photo credit: The Center for Process Innovation