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All Airbus A380s to be checked for cracks

2012-02-08 11:28

Frankfurt - The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered all 67 Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft currently in operation to be checked for wing cracks, a spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Already in January, EASA said that 20 such jets be inspected after cracks were found in the wings of Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Air France aircraft.

"In view of the outcome of those checks, it was decided to expand them to the entire fleet currently in operation," the spokesperson said.