PARIS, June 16 Europe's Airbus plans to
upgrade its A380 superjumbo with fuel-saving wingtip devices, or
winglets, in an effort to boost slow sales of the mammoth jet,
two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.
The latest modifications to the world's largest airliner
will be announced at next week's Paris Airshow, they said.
Plans for the wing modification were first reported by
Reuters in March as part of a programme of efficiency
improvements tentatively dubbed A380-plus.
"We have always said the A380 has further efficiency upside
potential," an Airbus spokesman said, declining further comment.
(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Editing by Dominique Vidalon)