This dissertation studies the specific production of the aeroplane, its highly technological nature and its design, from the first inventors to the globalised strategic industry it has become. As a space to be designed, it has the specificity of being cramped and having to be pressurised, as well as having to meet safety rules. Taking account of all the constraints it is subject to, how can we approach its design? What happens between the passenger and the empty space around them? How do passengers and crew, trapped above the void and lost between time zones, perceive this temporal experience?