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Would you fly in a 1،100MPH jet with NO front window?

Monday 24/June/2019 - 08:01 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited and translated by Ahmed Moamar
Scientists exert more effort to develop industry of civil aviation.
They attain significant success in producing excellent planes.
NASA is currently working on a supersonic plane shaped like a pencil which doesn't have a front-facing window for the pilot to look out of.

This seemingly flawed concept will be mitigated by the installation of a 4K ultra high resolution TV screen showing a live feed from two cameras mounted on the front of the plane.

The system is called the eXternal Visibility System (XVS) and will combine terrain data and visual input to create a comprehensive image of the plane's location.

Known formally as the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST)، it has garnered the nickname 'son of concord' and could be ready for test fights by 2021 and could one day fly from London to New York in just three hours.
NASA revealed the design quirk in a statement، and it states: 'The 4K monitor، which is part of the aircraft’s eXternal Visibility System، or XVS، displays stitched images from two cameras outside the aircraft combined with terrain data from an advanced computing system.

'The two portals and traditional canopy are real windows however، and help the pilot see the horizon.

'The displays below the XVS will provide a variety of aircraft systems and trajectory data for the pilot to safely fly.

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