Airbus and Pagani unveil private jet with sky ceiling

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  • The ACJ319neo ‘Infinito’ features a ceiling that projects a live view of the surroundings outside
  • If passengers are ready to sleep, the sky ceiling can be transformed into a twinkling night sky
  • The new state-of-the-art jet boasts other perks including a large double bedroom, cinema room and bar 

Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline

The world’s first ever plane boasting a ‘virtual sky’ has been unveiled by Airbus.

The French aircraft manufacturer has teamed up with Pagani – the maker of the record-breaking Zonda hypercar – to produce a new state-of-the-art private jet.

Expected to cost well in excess of $100million, the ACJ319neo ‘Infinito’ features a high-tech ceiling which projects live views of the surroundings outside.

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The future of flying: The world's first ever plane boasting a 'virtual sky' has been unveiled by Airbus

The future of flying: The world's first ever plane boasting a 'virtual sky' has been unveiled by Airbus

The future of flying: The world’s first ever plane boasting a ‘virtual sky’ has been unveiled by Airbus

In the lap of luxury: The French aircraft manufacturer has teamed up with Pagani - the maker of the   Zonda - to produce a new state-of-the-art private jet, which has a virtual sky, dining room, double bedroom, bathroom and bar

In the lap of luxury: The French aircraft manufacturer has teamed up with Pagani - the maker of the   Zonda - to produce a new state-of-the-art private jet, which has a virtual sky, dining room, double bedroom, bathroom and bar

In the lap of luxury: The French aircraft manufacturer has teamed up with Pagani – the maker of the Zonda – to produce a new state-of-the-art private jet, which has a virtual sky, dining room, double bedroom, bathroom and bar

It can also be used to stream other images, including interactive maps.

Airbus, which unveiled the innovative design at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva recently, says the roof is meant to inspire a feeling of ‘airiness and space’.

If passengers are ready to sleep, the sky ceiling can be transformed into a twinkling night sky at the press of a button. 

And if the sun is setting, flyers can catch a better glimpse of the changing rainbow of colours happening outside.

Sleeping in the sky: At the back of the jet is a spacious bedroom with a giant double bed. Like the lights throughout the cabin, the overhead spots can be dimmed to suit your mood

Sleeping in the sky: At the back of the jet is a spacious bedroom with a giant double bed. Like the lights throughout the cabin, the overhead spots can be dimmed to suit your mood

Sleeping in the sky: At the back of the jet is a spacious bedroom with a giant double bed. Like the lights throughout the cabin, the overhead spots can be dimmed to suit your mood

Refresh: Next to the bedroom is a bathroom, decked out with a double sink basin, shower, toilet and wood floors

Refresh: Next to the bedroom is a bathroom, decked out with a double sink basin, shower, toilet and wood floors

Refresh: Next to the bedroom is a bathroom, decked out with a double sink basin, shower, toilet and wood floors

Need for speed: The luxury plane features stylish cream and tan leather finishings as found in a sports car

Need for speed: The luxury plane features stylish cream and tan leather finishings as found in a sports car

Need for speed: The luxury plane features stylish cream and tan leather finishings as found in a sports car

The luxury plane also boasts a range of other perks, including stylish cream and tan leather finishings as found in a sports car.

At the back of the jet is a spacious bedroom with a giant double bed.

Like the lights throughout the cabin, the overhead spots can be dimmed to suit your mood.

Next to the bedroom is a bathroom decked out with a double sink basin, shower, toilet and wood floors.

There is also a dining area, a cinema-style lounge with a large HD TV and a seated bar fitted with pop out seats. 

There is also a dining area on the plane, a cinema-style lounge with a large HD TV and a bar with pop-out seats (seen above)

There is also a dining area on the plane, a cinema-style lounge with a large HD TV and a bar with pop-out seats (seen above)

There is also a dining area on the plane, a cinema-style lounge with a large HD TV and a bar with pop-out seats (seen above)

The basic Airbus A319neo costs $99.5million (above), this excludes the cost of the new Infinito interior. There is currently no word on when the new planes will take off

The basic Airbus A319neo costs $99.5million (above), this excludes the cost of the new Infinito interior. There is currently no word on when the new planes will take off

The basic Airbus A319neo costs $99.5million (above), this excludes the cost of the new Infinito interior. There is currently no word on when the new planes will take off

Thinking ahead: A designer sketches the look of the new luxury private jet, which is set to lead the way with its virtual sky ceiling

Thinking ahead: A designer sketches the look of the new luxury private jet, which is set to lead the way with its virtual sky ceiling

Thinking ahead: A designer sketches the look of the new luxury private jet, which is set to lead the way with its virtual sky ceiling

The Infinito interior’s different compartments are separated by transparent dividers which can be made opaque at the touch of a button.

The ACJ319neo is designed to carry up to eight passengers comfortably, flying up to 7,800 miles or 15 hours non-stop. 

Commenting on the new aircraft, Airbus managing director Benoit Defforge said: ‘In bringing together the best of the supercar and business jet worlds, we enable an elegant and seamless link for customers of both, while bringing a fresh approach to cabin design and satisfying very demanding standards.’ 

The basic Airbus A319neo costs $99.5million, this excludes the cost of the new Infinito interior. 

There is currently no word on when the new planes will take off. 

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