FARNBOROUGH: Airbus eyes weight-saving technologies

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Composite seats, simplified electrics and fully wireless in-flight entertainment are among the weight-saving technologies that Airbus will adopt on future airliners.

EADS chief technology officer Jean Botti says engineers are "pushing very hard" to find ways of making Airbus airliners more efficient.

Speaking in London at an EADS media seminar ahead of the show, the EADS technology czar said Airbus had made great strides in weight saving between designing the A380 and the A350.

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Future airliners will be considerably more efficient, he said. "If you look under the floor of the A380 there are 60,000 brackets, for instance. We think we can simplify this," he said.