Will passenger plane windows become obsolete? Firm offers cabin upgrades that include covering the walls in giant OLED screens that display movies and landscapes
- The concept has been developed by Swiss design company Yasava, which customises private jet interiors
- It says the OLED screens come in various sizes and can be fitted over windows on private jets
- The company’s publicity shots show the screens displaying a calming underwater scene and a serene forest
Passenger plane cabin windows may become a thing of the past if this idea takes off.
A cabin design company can customise the interior of a private jet with wall-to-wall OLED screens that can display movies or landscapes of the customer’s choosing.
‘In the future, aircraft windows may become obsolete,’ says Yasava, the Swiss firm behind the concept.
Cabin design company Yasava says it can customise the interior of a private jet with wall-to-wall OLED screens that can display movies or landscapes of the customer’s choosing. This rendering shows a jet interior with a calming underwater scene
The OLEDs can be used on ‘select surfaces, replacing traditional wood veneers’ and come in various sizes, says Yasava. Here the screens show a serene forest scene
According to Yasava, the OLEDs can be used on ‘select surfaces, replacing traditional wood veneers’.
There are various sizes available and the screens ‘can be added together to meet any size requirement’, with the firm able to ‘have them cover existing windows’.
Views on the OLEDs can be changed at the flick of a switch while the plane is in motion, with the design firm saying ‘you imagine it, we can do it’ when asked what type of landscapes could be displayed.
According to Yasava, the concept has proved popular with its customers – ‘they can’t stop talking about it’
One of Yasava’s bespoke private jet seats
Yasava’s publicity shots show the screens displaying a calming underwater scene, a relaxing forest and a golden sky above the clouds.
When we asked if movies or TV shows could be displayed on the screens, ‘yes, indeed!’ was the reply.
According to Yasava, the concept has proved popular with its customers – ‘they can’t stop talking about it’.
It says it is currently working on five designs for aircraft.
However, it points out that the OLED screens aren’t available as a bolt-on retrofit. A customer must opt for the company to carry out a full cabin design and upgrade of their plane interior and ask for the screens to be included in the package.
Yasava can fit the screens to various aircraft models, such as Gulfstreams, Bombardier’s Global and Challenger models, Dassault Falcons, Boeing Business Jets and Airbus Corporate Jets.
Prices are on application.
In addition, Yasava says that for one of its cabin designs it can offset the CO2 emitted during the design and building process in a carbon offsetting scheme.
In 2018 Emirates said that ultimately passenger planes would do away with windows.
This will make aircraft lighter – and thus more fuel-efficient – as well as stronger, faster and able to fly at higher altitudes, it argued.