Want to fly an airplane? Airbus brings you closer to this dream. New patent reveals Airbus' plans to provide virtual cockpit experience to passengers.

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Patent Information:

Patent Number – US 9,113,175 B2

Patent Title – METHOD TO PROVIDE A VIRTUAL COCKPIT EXPERIENCE TO THE FLYING PASSENGER
Gerald Coto-Lopez, Hamburg (DE)
Assigned to Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Filed by Airbus Operations GmbH, Hamburg (DE)
Filed on Dec. 11, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/103,485.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/737,124, filed on Dec. 14, 2012.
Claims priority of application No. 12197216 (EP), filed on Dec. 14, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2014/0173669 A1, Jun. 19, 2014
Abstract
A processing unit for providing aircraft information to passengers of an aircraft, a system comprising the processing unit, an aircraft comprising the system, a method for providing aircraft information to passengers of an aircraft, as well as a computer program for performing the method. The processing unit comprises: a receiving component for receiving cockpit video data representing one or more cockpit video images of at least a section of the cockpit of the aircraft; and a processing component for processing the received cockpit video data such that the processed cockpit video data is retrievable on demand to provide the one or more cockpit video images to the passengers of the aircraft.

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