AIRCRAFT manufacturers Airbus and Boeing are engaging in some intensive “one upmanship” as the Paris Air Show gets underway.
Hours after Boeing showcased its newest aircraft in a stunning synchronised flight video, Airbus has released details of its new mega-jumbo — the A380plus.
With a capacity to fit another 80-passengers, the A380plus is also four per cent more fuel-efficient than the current model with more aerodynamic features.
These include new, larger winglets measuring 4.7 metres from top to bottom to reduce drag, and other wing refinements.
An optimised cabin layout allows up to 80 additional seats, including an extra 23 in economy in an 11-abreast or 3-5-3…