Boeing plans to convert interior surfaces of airplanes into projection screens

Lighting can help great deal to create a theme, mood, or effect during travel. Currently, airplanes have limited lighting options to illuminate a portion of the interior with a desired color.

Boeing now plans to use projectors to project images or videos on ceilings of the airplanes. The images may be a starry sky, northern sky, moon, constellation, or other natural sky scene.


Further, sound may be played along with displaying images, effectively giving a movie like experience to the passengers.


The projector will have the body hidden inside of a structure, such as the curtain header, with only the lens of the projector being visible. The cabin crew will be able to control the operation of the projectors and even select the images to be displayed.

This would certainly make the long distance flights more enjoyable.

Patent Information
Publication number: US 20160264243
Patent Title: Unique System and Method of Creating Scenes Within a Moving Vehicle Such as an Aircraft
Publication date: 15 Sep 2016
Filing date: 11 Mar 2015
Inventors: Jagdish T. Madhav;
Original Assignee: The Boeing Company