January 25, 2012

20 Airbus A380s Inspected for Cracks


”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.”