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A380 superjumbo wing crack checks to be extended

Aircraft maker Airbus has been ordered to check all A380 superjumbo planes currently in service after cracks were found in wing components.

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has ordered all 68 Airbus A380 superjumbo planes currently in operation to be checked.

It extends an earlier check of 20 A380 jets, whose wings are made in North Wales, ordered by the EASA last month.

Airbus reiterated the "safe operation of the [A380] planes is not affected".

John Moylan reports.

  • 09 Feb 2012
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