WASHINGTON—Airbus A380 operators affected by a new inspection requirement are not anticipating any disruptions resulting from the checks, nor have early results turned up any new issues. The checks, which EASA will soon mandate, are for hairline cracks in outer rear wing spars. Airbus is recommending that the 25 oldest operating A380s undergo the inspections within 15 years of the aircraft’s “initial wing box assembly,” the manufacturer said. This spreads deadlines ...


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