topics
tools
Expatica countries
Index Last Var.(%)
BEL 20 3083.51 0.32
DAX 9605.08 0.17
IBEX 30 10058.5 -1.04
CAC 40 4387.61 -0.20
FTSE 100 6806.86 -0.05
AEX 397.5 -0.20
DJIA 16272.65 0.46
Nasdaq 4318.933 0.63
FTSE MIB 20298.33 -0.11
TSX Composite 14214.35 0.18
ASX 5415.4 -0.10
Hang seng 22836.96 0.04
Straits Times 3110.78 0.45
ISEQ 20 836.3 0.23
EUR / USD 1.37976 0.67
EUR / GBP 0.82571 0.59
USD / GBP 0.598544 -0.10
Gold 1329.6 -0.13
Oil 108.9 -0.76
Silver 21.28 0.08
You are here: Home News French News Airbus A380 wing crack repairs to be approved soon: EASA
Enlarge font Decrease font Text size


21/06/2012Airbus A380 wing crack repairs to be approved soon: EASA

Repairs to tiny cracks in the wings of Airbus' flagship A380 superjumbo will be approved before the Farnborough air show in July, a spokesman for the European air safety monitor said Thursday.

Airbus, the main subsidiary of aerospace giant EADS, has said hairline cracks were found on some wing rib-skin attachments on a limited number of double-decker A380 aircraft.

It said they posed no safety threat and had not damaged the plane's popularity with travellers.

The European plane-maker is to begin building A380 wings without the defect using a new type of aluminium in 2013, which means aircraft delivered from 2014 onwards.

"The EASA's (European Aviation Safety Agency) approval is being finalised now," a spokesman said. "The new design should be approved before the middle of July," when Britain's Farnborough air show is held.

The A380, which entered service in 2007, is the world's biggest passenger jet and a key product in Airbus's line-up as it battles its main rival, US giant Boeing, for the top spot in the world civil airliner industry.



© 2012 AFP


0 reactions to this article

0 reactions to this article

Discussion Forums

Indians in France

Buy Fake Passports ,Drivers license etc (kannymary222@gmail.com)

Religion & Spirituality in France

Buy Fake Passports ,Drivers license etc (kannymary222@gmail.com)

Travel & Transport in France

Buy Fake Passports ,Drivers license etc (kannymary222@gmail.com)

Personal Finance in France

Buy Fake Passports ,Drivers license etc (kannymary222@gmail.com)

Immigration and Legal Problems

Buy Fake Passports ,Drivers license etc (kannymary222@gmail.com)

participate in the forums

 
 
 
 
 
Inside Expatica
Management culture in France

Management culture in France

This handy guide from Expertise in Labour Mobility includes information on business hierarchy, negotiations, and etiquette.

American associations and clubs in Paris

American associations and clubs in Paris

A listing of organizations in the Paris area that cater primarily to Americans living in France. Updated April 2011.

British associations and clubs in Paris

British associations and clubs in Paris

Our handy guide to the British community in Paris, from cricket clubs to Scottish country dancing lessons to where to find a jar of Marmite.

Anglophone services in France

Anglophone services in France

Here's a short introduction to our Banking section for those living in France, from how to open a bank account to Islamic banking and investments.