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    Introducing the SkyDeck: The Ultimate Airplane Seat

    • Jan 14, 2016

    • By:Sara Brisolla

    You may be able to soon fly in the clouds with the SkyDeck, which is a 360-degree, tear-shaped bubble that can be installed on top of planes.  This was created “to kill the boredom of long flights,” says CEO and inventor Shakil Hussain.  It comes with two options: an elevator tube that takes the seats from the cabin up to the viewing deck or a staircase leading to the two seats.

    windspeed-technologies-skydeck-concept-designboomIts transparent bubble is made with the same material that is found in supersonic fighter jets and the teardrop design helps with lessening drag.  The anti-condensation film will allow passengers to have a 360-degree view for the entire ride.  While sunburn may also be a concern for some, they would not have to worry because the bubble would also have a coat of UV-protection.skydeck-01

    Depending on which type of airplane it would be installed on, the project could cost anywhere from $8 to $25 million.  It would also take at least 18 months from the time a customer places an order and a few months for installation and weeks for flight-testing.

     

    To view videos of the project, please visit http://mashable.com/2015/12/11/skydeck-airplane/#7uk2vJEzUSq2

    Images courtesy of mashable.com, designboom.com