EASA Directive Targets Airbus A380 Fuselage Reinforcement

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An Emirates A380 tail cone.
Credit: Airbus / A. Doumenjou
EASA plans to mandate an Airbus-recommended fuselage modification which addresses A380 fuselage cracks operators are discovering when conducting a similar fix required by the European regulator. In a proposed airworthiness directive (PAD) issued Sept. 7, EASA would give affected operators 2,100...

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