January 25, 2012

20 Airbus A380s Inspected for Cracks

CNN:

”We [Airbus] pushed the boundaries on this aircraft with the carbon fiber rib skin, an innovative design to increase fuel efficiency,” Williams told reporters. “These cracks are a result of a combination of factors during the design and manufacturing process.”

Airbus says they have a “repair scheme” for airlines to follow. I’d add, “keep looking.”

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