Instead of seats for 13 passengers, it will install a fully functioning shop, selling alcohol and beauty products. Kerry Reals, Flightglobal's deputy news editor and Green Wing blog author questions whether this initiative cancels out all the hard work the industry is putting into reducing aircraft weight to save fuel.
See images of the Air France Airbus A330-200 that crashed into the south Atlantic in 2009 killing everyone onboard.
The pictures include snapshots of the engines, sections of the wing, fuselage and landing gear.
Our 'Guess the Airport' competition returns with new images of airports taken from Google maps. To take part, just post the airport name and IATA code in the comments below on the Flight Blog.
Six pilots from the Air France flying club planning to land in 100 aerodromes in only 24 hours as part of the Breitling 100/24 Cup challenge in June in a bid to promote general, light and business aviation and regional accessibility. See more information about the challenge on the Flight Blog.
This blog entry was written by Laura Ombelet, this week's Flightglobal intern. She attends St Bedes in Redhill, Surrey.