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Airbus supersizes the A380 superjumbo

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    If you think the Airbus A380 is already a tightly-packed plane, wait until you see what’s next: a supersized superjumbo with as many as 22% more seats, and an optional 11 seats across in economy.

    Airbus revealed the revised A380 layout at its Airbus Innovation Days international media conference in Toulouse, saying that slimline seats and changes to the cabin layout helped boost the bum-count, but held firm that it meant “no compromise in passenger comfort” while also delivering airlines a 7% reduction in cost-per-seat.

    hmm.. there's an idea, dont build larger aircraft, just pack them in like sardines in a can. In fact there's a comment in the article "Sardine mode: 11 abreast seating."
    Last edited by fungus; 2013-06-07, 00:14.
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