Atlanta Out Loud

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The Anti-Jet Lag Plane | Guardian Unlimited Travel | News

The battle between Boeing and Airbus has changed dramatically in a very short period of time. All the hype surrounding the A380 has faded against delay after delay. Airlines are bailing on their already diminutive purchases.

Boeing's, on the other hand has already sold over 400 Dreamliner 787s. This is going to be a COOL plane.

~ New materials for the fuselage, allow a higher inflight cabin pressure, thus dramatically reducing the effects of jetlag.

~ Panoramic windows extend above the seat height, giving views even from the center of the plane.

~ The windows are made of electrochromic glass, meaning no blinds... just darkness at the flick of a finger.

~ The celiing becomes a "simulated sky" with hundreds of light-emitting diodes that can turn the cabin into daylight or a starry night sky. The idea is to set the interior to resemble the time of day at the destination.

All that, AND it uses 20% less fuel!


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