26 Jan '12, 12am

Airbus says A380 wing cracks pose no danger

Airbus says A380 wing cracks pose no danger

A picture taken on Nov 12, 2005 shows the world's biggest passenger jet, Airbus A380 touching down at Brisbane International Airport. Tiny cracks discovered in the wings of Airbus superjumbo A380 planes can be easily repaired and pose no danger, the aircraft's manufacturer said on Wednesday. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) - Tiny cracks discovered in the wings of Airbus superjumbo A380 planes can be easily repaired and pose no danger, the aircraft's manufacturer said on Wednesday. Airbus' statement came the same day the European Aviation Safety Agency said 20 of the aircraft must be inspected after cracks were found in the wings of Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France planes. 'This is not a fatigue cracking problem,' said Tom Williams, a vice-president with Airbus, blaming the cracks on design and manufacturing issues. 'The cracks do not compromise the airworthiness of th...

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