The Kyoto Airship Concept Gives Jets Ceiling-To-Floor Skylights

While flying, most of us try to snap a quick picture of the lovely view outside of the sun and clouds in all their glory. Unfortunately, with the window sizes being so damn small, we can’t help but wish the window was larger to allow us to see more of Mother Nature’s beautiful sky.

Thanks to Embraer, our wish just may come true. They have a revolutionary new design idea that is sure to awe passengers whilst aboard its Lineage 1000 business jets.1Skylight-REALThe interior design concept, dubbed “Kyoto Airship”, floods the cabin with natural light and gorgeous views thanks to its large vertical windows and skylights. While the idea of installed these skylights is not a new one (there are 30-year-old jets flying with skylights), this is the first time we’ve seen this on a large jet with a pressurized cabin that cruises at 35,000 feet.

Although the idea may sound great, designers will have to account for the fact that these windows will let in a lot of sun, therefore making the cabin very hot. 2Skylight“We’ve proven to ourselves that we can make this,” said Jay Beever, Embraer’s vice president of interior design. “And when a Lineage customer is ready to order this airplane, we will make it.”

 This interior is now available for those interested in ordering the Lineage 1000, which will cost you approximately $55 million.

[ Source: Embraer]