Airbus unveils upgraded A380 jumbo

Airbus unveils upgraded A380 jumbo

By Keshala Dias

19 Jun, 2017 | 4:54 pm

Airbus has unveiled plans to upgrade the world’s biggest passenger jet, promising greater fuel efficiency and room for more seats.

The company says it will provide a 4% fuel burn saving along with 80 extra seats.

The A380plus is fitted with new winglets measuring approximately 4,7 metres in height, an uplet of 3.5 metres, and a downlet of 1,2metres -and designed to improve aerodynamics and reduce drag.

It will have an increased maximum take-off weight and need less regular maintenance checks.

Airbus said that along with other enhancements, the plane would cut costs for airlines by 13% per seat.