Toulouse. 28th  November, 2015. Airbus recently patented removable cabin pods for planes. If the idea is to be understood, well , passengers would be able to climb aboard the plane from the boarding gate itself, as the cabin would be detached and suspended at the gate via a series of crane-like arms. This idea was  proposed in February but the patent clearance came recently.

This Airbus innovation will make boarding planes comfortable for disabled passengers .  It would also  save over all time in preparation for flying as refueling , cleaning, checks and repairs can happen while the passengers are boarding.