The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has ordered wing inspections on Airbus A380s, after initial signs of cracks were found on the inboard leading edge droop nose gooseneck brackets and intercostals. According to EASA, a preliminary investigation found that unexpectedly high loads and high peak stresses led to the condition. The agency says that if no repairs are made, wing panels could detach in flight. In its airworthiness directive (AD), EASA orders detailed visual ...


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