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.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

Global check on Airbus A380s
Global check on Airbus A380s
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2 thoughts on “Airbus A380 wing cracks – an annotated graphic #2

  1. Well, every aircraft manufacturer have its own workmanship error. To rectify them, learn from the mistake. A380 ,a beautiful big bird so far in commercial service airline in this century.

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