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A plane fitted with business class seating with screens that provide a personal video experience, wider seats and pool tables are among changes introduced in the latest Boeing passenger deck report.
A number of Boeing projects predicted the appearance of new technologies like electric fuel-cell planes and large structures for enhanced cabin experience.
The report, which is published every six years, is being used to inform the design of future Boeing jets.
In that year, 2025, business class seats on Boeing aircraft are expected to be around 36 inches (94cm) across with a wider seat pitch.
There will also be windows extending three inches (7cm) and, on bigger planes, near total level blinds.
Technology called virtual concierge would help passengers with finding their seatmate’s luggage or help to bring refreshments to the flight.
The one clear drop for business class passengers is the width of the seat itself – seats have shrunk as much as five inches (13cm) in that period.
If you are one of the lucky early adopters of a New Economy for 2020 , you will need to fit a karaoke machine and bar for entertaining yourself for the 15-hour flight, particularly as coffee and soft drinks will be cheaper.
Have a good look at the below pictures to see what future airplane seating may look like.
Image copyright Boeing Image caption Smaller windows on larger planes could help airlines to save on fuel costs
Image copyright PwC Image caption External information screens could be on the in-flight entertainment systems
Image copyright PwC Image caption Imaging capabilities could be enhanced with high definition cameras
Image copyright PwC Image caption In some cases, the innovations in the passenger deck will start to be rolled out as new aircraft are delivered.
Image copyright PwC Image caption LEDs will be used to create a “smooth design environment in the cabin”
Image copyright PwC Image caption More of the paper will be used to design materials for the same future aircraft
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Image copyright PwC Image caption Space for seating in the cabin will be limited to 50cm wide to help aircraft with large wings to be seen clearly above the skies
Image copyright PwC Image caption The use of LEDs can make it easier to provide both outside and in-flight entertainment to passengers
Image copyright PwC Image caption Internal baggage will need to be reduced in order to allow extra space for passengers