Nine A380s Affected By Spar Cracking, European Safety Agency Finds

The European Aviation Safety Agency has issued a proposed airworthiness directive for Airbus A380s because of cracking on the die-forged front spar on some of the aircraft in service. EASA says the cracks, which occur between Ribs 4 and 8, were found during full-scale fatigue tests. “The condition...

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