In a bid to resuscitate sales of its struggling flagship A380, Airbus unveiled a new version of its iconic superjumbo with a host of upgrades on Monday at the 2017 Paris Air Show.
Airbus claims the plane — dubbed the A380plus — has been upgraded in five main areas including fuel efficiency and passenger capacity.
Airbus hopes the new development will make the A380, which hasn't generated a single new order in more than a year, more financially attractive for airlines.
"The A380plus is an efficient way to offer even better economics and improved operational performance at the same time," Airbus COO John Leahy said in a statement. "It is a new step for our iconic aircraft to best serve worldwide fast-growing traffic and the evolving needs of the A380 customers."
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