20 Jan '12, 1pm

SIA inspects A380s after discovering cracks inside wings

SIA inspects A380s after discovering cracks inside wings

SINGAPORE: Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIA) has begun inspecting its Airbus A380 fleet of superjumbos, after fresh cracks were found on structural components inside the aircraft wings. This is the second discovery of cracks in the wing parts of SIA's A380 jets in a month. On January 6, SIA said repairs were made to cracks found in the wing ribs of two A380 aircraft. In Friday's emailed statement, SIA said: "Checks will begin this morning on one aircraft." The world's second-biggest carrier by market value said it is liaising closely with Airbus and will be carrying out precautionary inspections as required. SIA, also the world's first carrier to fly the A380 in 2007, said the cracks pose no threat to safety. "As Airbus has emphasised, the cracks do not affect the safe operation of the aircraft," SIA said. It said it will keep the relevant regulatory authorities fully informed ...

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