Airbus to Inspect A380 Planes for Possible Repairs

CNN is reporting that 20 Airbus A380 Superjumbo jets will be inspected after cracks were found inside some wings, the manufacturer said Wednesday. The European Aviation Safety Agency ordered the inspections.

The company confirmed six A380s with the highest number of takeoffs and landings must be checked by Friday. The remaining 14, two of which are Airbus test aircraft, will checked within the next six weeks.

Earlier this month, cracks were found in various parts of the wing rib attachments of super-jumbos belonging to Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Airbus's development aircraft.

Airbus said the situation was not an airworthiness or safety issue, and that it has provided a "repair scheme" to airlines.


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