Transparent canopy box seats on top of airplanes for the wealthy VIP 1%

Windspeed has designed the SkyDeck. Its aim was to create “exciting experiential in-flight entertainment for VIP aircraft owners and the airline industry.” It suggests that the SkyDeck could act as an additional source of revenue for airlines, with passengers paying to experience it.

The transparent canopy will be made of materials similar to those used for the canopies of supersonic fighter jets. It will be accessible via elevator or staircase, depending on the version, and there will be rotatable seats for passengers to take in the views. Either a one-seat or two-seat configuration is available to order and GPS systems integrated into the platform will provide flight and location information.

Windspeed says it will be possible to install the SkyDeck on a wide variety of aircraft, from wide-bodies to smaller executive jets. Despite this, there were still a number of hurdles that had to be overcome in the design to make it feasible.