Airbus cites cost savings on new A380plus

"The A380plus is an efficient way to offer even better economics and improved operational performance at the same time", said John Leahy, Airbus's COO of customers. However, today Airbus has reassured the world that the A380 will continue to live on with the introduction of the brand new Airbus A380plus.

The new winglets measure approximately 4.7 metres in height (an uplet of 3.5 metres, and a downlet of 1.2 metres).

These aerodynamic improvements would reduce the airliner's fuel consumption by up to 4%. Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Fabrice Bregier said earlier this month that there was clearly "no business case" for the more extensive changes that would have involved.

Zaman, Ali heroics helps Pakistan clinch Champions Trophy title
Ravindra Jadeja did not let that happen as he refused to sacrifice his wicket when he and Pandya were stranded at one end. India Team has to tackle the Pakistani score of 338 Runs for holding the Champions Trophy Cup on this Fathers day.

The maximum take-off weight of the A380plus has been increased to 578 t. This increase in the takeoff weight will allow the flexibility of carrying up to 80 more passengers or flying 300 nautical miles (nm) further.

Thanks to an innovative seating concept developed by Airbus and its seating partners, Airbus is able to maintain an 18inch seat-width while offering airlines an 11-abreast Economy Class on the main-deck in a "3-5-3" configuration.

The provisionally dubbed A380-Plus makeover would add 40-50 seats to increase the standard interior's capacity to more than 600 seats which would help airlines reduce their costs per passenger.

Kashmir on edge ahead of India-Pakistan ICC clash
Matches between the two old rivals is never a boring one with the adrenaline hitting record highs every time . I am very hopeful of their win especially after the way India have played in the tournament so far.

The A380 is also known for its convenient side wall storage compartments that it has on the upper deck. The new square staircase design will also be incorporated in the aft-galley, replacing the current spiral stairs. Added to an optimised A380 maintenance programme and the enhanced cabin features first shown at Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) in April, the overall benefit is a 13% cost per seat reduction versus today's A380, the European manufacturer said.

The update was submitted the day before the opening of the Paris air show in Le Bourget.

Markets show little reaction to rate increase
Analysts said the rate hike was fully expected, but the central bank's more hawkish tone was somewhat surprising. In a separate report from the Labor Department's, Consumer Price Index declined 0.1 percent in May.

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