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Airbus might want you to sit on top of your co-passenger

Optimum usage of cabin space has always been a primary concern for any aircraft manufacturer. But France-based Airbus has taken it to an all new level.

business Updated: Oct 08, 2015 16:17 IST
HT Correspondent
A seating arrangement proposed by Airbus.
A seating arrangement proposed by Airbus. (US patent office)

Optimum usage of cabin space has always been a primary concern for any aircraft manufacturer. But France-based Airbus has taken it to an all new level.

The civil aircraft manufacturer has designed a new arrangement which resembles bunk-beds where travellers are stacked one above the other (sometimes sideways) and filed a patent for it.

If the patent finds its way into the company’s production floor then your hand luggage lockers may get replaced with a “mezzanine seating area”.

“It is very important from an economic point of view to make optimum use of the available space,” Airbus wrote in the patent.

The patent evoked hilarious responses on Twitter.