Airbus A380 wing cracks – an annotated graphic #2

The Airbus A380 wing cracks story continues. Now the European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered the entire global fleet of Airbus A380 superjumbos to be checked for cracks inside the wings. The EASA last month ordered “a detailed visual inspection” of a third of the planes, but yesterday announced it was extending the checks to the entire fleet of 68, currently flying with seven different airlines, after Qantas grounded one of its A380s after discovering wing cracks. Read E&T‘s news story on these latest Airbus A380 developments. We also offer here an updated version of the graphic we posted yesterday. … Continue reading Airbus A380 wing cracks – an annotated graphic #2