Aviation innovator Rosen Aviation is working on a futuristic cabin design that could elevate the whole flying experience to a different level. The Maverick Project.
Rosen Aviation’s new cabin design “eliminates” aircraft windows. A windowless cabin? Yes! The Maverick Project replaces traditional porthole cabin windows with “virtual” ones. The project is all about seamlessly integrating futuristic technology into tomorrow’s aircraft. According to Rosen, futuristic technology also means touchless controls, holograms, and a “sleek” futuristic aesthetic. The American aviation company is working in collaboration with KiPcreating and Sky-Style on the project, hoping to revolutionize air travel.
Rosen Aviation’s Maverick Project could work perfectly in a private jet. However, the company plans to exhibit a commercial version of cabin design at the Airport Interiors Expo next year.
Rosen’s Maverick Project premiered in 2020. It was nominated for an International Yacht & Aviation Awards shortly after. It was also on the Judge’s Choice shortlist at the 2021 Crystal Cabin Awards.
All about virtual windows…
In contrast to traditional windows, usually considered merely structural concepts, virtual windows could depict the world outside the aircraft via an OLED screen overlaid with details. Thus, virtual windows become part of inflight entertainment (IFE). To examine people’s response to virtual windows, Rosen recently completed a research project in partnership with the University of Colorado and Textron Aviation. Lee Clark, Rosen’s senior VP for strategy, states that the response among subjects to virtual cabin windows was “overwhelmingly” positive. Clark also highlights some engineering advantages to revolutionizing cabin windows. The main aim of the project, however, remains to enhance the flying experience for travelers.
The question remains. Will The Maverick Project or some aspects of it at least, become a reality in the near future?
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