Engineering firm Spike Aerospace is currently prototyping the S-512 - a 'supersonic' jet that will not only be able to fly from London to New York in under four hours, but is also windowless and instead provides passengers with a digital view of their surroundings.
The digital imagery will be created by a number of cameras installed on the outside of the cabin, and are combined together to provide the almost panoramic view. If passengers are wanting to sleep they can simply dim the screens.
The S-512 will achieve speeds of between 1,060-1,200mph, and part of this is due to the reduced weight and lack of drag caused from by removing the windows. "It has long been known that the windows cause significant challenges in designing and constructing an aircraft fuselage. They require additional structure support, add to the parts count and add weight to the aircraft." noted the company.
Still in development, the jet is expected to be shipping December 2018 with a cool price of just 48 million pounds.