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Airbus flew into Paris with a redesigned A380, its new A350-1000 and more. Join us for a walk around Le Bourget Airport.
The giant Airbus A380plus was parked at the edge of Le Bourget Airport, pretty much the only place it could fit.
An A380plus feature is the split winglets that are designed to reduce fuel costs by making the wings more efficient.
The winglets extend out from the wings beyond the massive engines.
Speaking of massive, the wings almost block out the sky when you stand under them.
Shade was a popular commodity on a searing hot day. Here, a crowd of visitors took refuge form the sun under the horizontal tailplane.
It's a long way up to the cockpit. The A380plus will fit 80 more seats than the current A380, for a total of 575 passengers.
Nearby was the new A350-1000, which first flew last November.
Like the Boeing 787, the A350-1000 is designed for optimal efficiency. Its fuselage is made from composite materials and has a blunt nose. It will be able to seat between 369 and 400 passengers
It flies on two Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.
Another feature of the aircraft are its sweeping blended winglets. They're nothing if not striking.
I also like paint scheme on the tail. The first A350-1000 will start flying with Qatar Airways later this year.
The A321neo is the newest version of the redesigned A320 family. On the left of the photo in an Airbus EC665 Tiger attack helicopter.
The first (and all-purple) A321neo for Iceland-based Wow Air made an appearance. A321neos can fit from 206 to 240 passengers.
As it returned from a demonstration flight, the A321neo was towed down the taxiway
The flowering propellor blades belong to Airbus's A400 M heavy military transport.
The A400 M can carry 30 tons, like this beast of a machine backing down the ramp.
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