Airbus submits patent application for windowless jet cockpit

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jul 4, 2014 4:46 AM EDT
Ars Technica; By Lee Hutchinson
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Of course, the patent application is just that: a patent application. It doesn’t address issues such as exactly how to create functional interactive holographic aircraft flight instrumentation. Nor does it attempt to address substantial practical issues about a cockpit made up entirely of virtual instrumentation—like what happens during an emergency situation with partial or total power loss. However, the application does make allowances for some cockpit windows, depending on where in the fuselage the cockpit is located.

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