SkyDeck : the Incredible Sky View From the Top of Airplane
Move away Disney Frozen airplane, the new SkyDeck from Windspeed Technologies will bring the newest experience in flying that no one has ever felt before. While Emirates get busy with their 615 passengers in New Airbus A380, U.S. aerospace technology company Windspeed give passengers an even better view of the skies than the pilot’s by seating them on top of the plane, inside a transparent bubble-style canopy that would allow 360-degree views of the world from 35,000ft.
SkyDeck can be added on a variety of aircraft, from a private jet as a luxury feature for the rich and famous, or to commercial planes so that airlines can charge passengers extra for the panoramic views. As published on their website, Windspeed said :
“Current inflight entertainment offerings have not changed much over the decades. We wanted to come up with a product that would provide a higher level of entertainment to reduce the boredom of long flights.”
Passengers able to access the SkyDeck either via an elevator or staircase. SkyDeck can be constructed with one or two seats depending on the size of the aircraft. Once the passenger inside, they can rotate the seats through 360-degrees, enjoying incredible sky views. Check out below video to see how the SkyDeck works :
SkyDeck with staircase :
SkyDeck with elevator :
Don’t worry about the safety, SkyDeck canopy made of similar high-strength materials as those used to build the canopies of supersonic fighter jets, which is strong enough to withstand bird strikes and other stress factors. It also save for skin even if people use SkyDeck in a midday while the sun shines bright without any cloud hiding it, due to the SkyDeck canopy also come with a UV-protection coating.
As cited from Telegraph, Windspeed’s CEO, Shakil Hussain said :
“The concept attracted a lot of attention at the recent conference of the National Business Aviation Association in Las Vegas. A large aircraft manufacturer in Europe plans to start offering the SkyDeck to potential customers soon.”
The estimated cost of installing a SkyDeck will range from $8million to $25million.