About 50 Airbus A380s need wing leading-edge lift devices inspected for incorrectly installed hinge assemblies, a proposed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) airworthiness directive says. The regulator says “a deficient assembly process” could cause gaps to form between bolts and bushings installed on droop nose hinge arm forks. Left unchecked, the stress could deform the forks and—in the worst case—break them. Under the proposed directive (No. 13-103), operators with an aircraft ...

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