Detachable cabin – Ukrainian inventor Vladimir Tatarenko has come up with a concept for a plane with a cabin that can eject itself in the event of an aviation emergency. Some experts questions whether it's viable.
Self-healing planes – Last year, a team from Bristol University in England developed technology that could repair cracks on an aircraft in a similar way that human skin heals. The researchers say it could be introduced in five to ten years.
Transatlantic seaplane – Also in 2015, Errikos Levis of Imperial London College designed a concept for a family of transatlantic seaplanes that could carry up to 2,000 passengers. The plane would feature a blended wing body, and the engine would live on top of the plane.
Progress Eagle – In 2015, designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Vinals designed a triple-decker concept plane called the AWWA Progress Eagle, which he imagined carrying up to 800 passengers and running on solar power and hydrogen.
Skywhale – Vinals designed the Skywhale in 2014. The imagined aircraft came equipped with self-repairing wings, large windows, a vertical takeoff ability and room for 755 passengers.
Airlander – In 2014 British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles brought airships back in fashion with a design for the Airlander 10, a 92-meter-long airship filled with helium.
Airbus concept plane – Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has floated the idea of a futuristic plane with a transparent cabin, holographic pop-up gaming displays and seats that change in size and shape to fit each passenger. They've hinted that such a plane could be in the skies by 2050.
Windowless supersonic jet – In 2014, Spike Aerospace announced plans for what the world's first supersonic business jet, one capable of breaking the sound barrier, and traveling at Mach 1.8. The S-512 supersonic jet would have no windows (to decrease drag). Instead, the cabin would be lined with screens that could display the landscape outside.