WASHINGTON—Airbus and EASA are developing an inspection program for Airbus A380 wing outer rear spars (ORS) after reports of cracks on in-service aircraft. The program, revealed in a proposed EASA airworthiness directive (AD) published July 5, targets “the 25 oldest wing sets” in the A380 in-service fleet. Affected operators are to conduct initial “special detailed inspections” on a schedule based on the aircraft’s age. Follow-up checks will be done every ...

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