Storage May Exacerbate Airbus A380 Wing-Spar Crack Issue

Emirates Airline
Credit: Emirates Airline
Airbus A380s that sit idle in severe environmental conditions may be susceptible to wing-spar cracking previously linked to the wing’s age, prompting the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to adopt broader inspection criteria recommended by the manufacturer. A May 11 airworthiness...
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Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

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