Checks demanded on one third of A380s

“Significant” cracks found inside Airbus A380s’ wings

Almost a third of the Airbus A380s currently in use are to be examined in immediate checks demanded by Europe’s safety regulator the European Aviation Safety Agency. “Significant” cracks have been found inside the wings of A380s, on a bracket joining the exterior to metal ribs inside the wings. Any A380s that have made at least 1,800 take-offs and landings must be examined by Tuesday. The 20 planes this applies to includes 10 operated by Singapore Airlines, seven from Emirates, one from Air France and two test aircraft. Checks on aircraft with between 1,300 to 1,800 cycles should take place within six weeks.
“This condition, if not detected and corrected, could potentially affect the structural integrity of the aeroplane,” the agency said on Friday.
Reuters

x

Check Also

SilkAir, SIA, low-cost, Asia, flights, airlines, routes, singapore airlines, merge, cabin, upgrade, lie-flat, business class, results, profit

SIA to upgrade – then merge with – SilkAir

The revelation comes a day after strong full-year results exposed SilkAir as a weak spot.

Emirates, bonus, profit, rise, increase, staff, employees

Emirates awards big bonuses after profit rise

The airline group posted a 67% increase in profits for the last financial year.

Air France, cancel, delay, strike, pay, flights, disappear, minister, resign, chief, union, Macron, rail

Air France may “disappear” as strikes intensify

France’s economy minister gives a stark warning about the airline’s future prospects.

Air France, pilots, ground staff, strike, unions, dates, May, 2018, CFDT, SNLP, vote, CEO, Janaillac

Air France staff urged to stop new strike

One union advises employees not to carry out four more days of action, or there could be unintended consequences.

Airbus, flight, Singapore Airlines, a350 XWB, ultra long range, SIA, Singapore, New york, routes

SIA to deploy “ultra-long range” aircraft

Airbus claims its new plane will be able to fly further than any other commercial aircraft type.

flyDubai, Dubai, Helsinki, Finland, Emirates, codeshare, low-cost, bed, lie-flat, MAX, business, economy, route, travel, tourism, connect

flydubai announces first Nordic route

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 will be used on the year-round, daily service. Emirates will codeshare.