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Airbus A380plus launched

Airbus has revealed its plans for an improved version of its ailing A380. The A380plus variant will allow airlines to add up to 80 more seats in a 3-5-3 seating arrangement in economy. Airbus advertises the A380plus to offer a 13% improvement in fuel efficiency, with its new winglet design offering an improvement of around 4%. Airbus hopes it will be able to attract new orders as current customers have been pushing for a re-designed more efficient A380 product. The A380 has struggled to attract new customers and existing customers have been holding out buying new A380’s. Time will tell wether these changes will help save the A380 family, or will force Airbus to completely re-thing its super jumbo concept.

Source: Airbus