Some people are absolutely terrified of flying in planes, which is understanble. Thousands of feet up in a tin can and you have absolutely no control over it. If something goes wrong, well... that's most likely the end of that.

The fact that so many people have a phobia makes this concept plane from Airbus even more intriguing. Just before the Paris airshow 'Le Bourget' Airbus invited passengers of 2050 to discover their concept cabin.

The aircraft’s bionic structure mimics the efficiency of bird bone which is optimised to provide strength where needed, and allows for an intelligent cabin wall membrane which controls air temperature and can become transparent to give passengers open panoramic views.

The cavin includes areas for activities such as virtual golf and interactive conferences.  The concept cabin will be 100% recyclable.  It will have self-cleaning materials made from sustainable plant fibres which reduce waste and maintenance and will harvest passenger body heat to power cabin features.

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