A380 wings showing cracks

Old Jan 20, 12, 8:12 am
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A380 wings showing cracks

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16649334

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/0...cIndustries-SP

An as yet un-named carrier has had cracks reported in the wings of one of its A380's.

Could mean a few birds out of the loop for additional checks.
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Old Jan 20, 12, 8:52 am
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Originally Posted by yanny baba View Post
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-16649334

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/0...cIndustries-SP

An as yet un-named carrier has had cracks reported in the wings of one of its A380's.

Could mean a few birds out of the loop for additional checks.
Discussed for the past couple of weeks here:
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/trave...ntas-a380.html
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Old Jan 20, 12, 9:28 am
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Apparently, EK sees no risk...
http://m.arabianbusiness.com/emirate...nd-441606.html
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Old Jan 20, 12, 2:11 pm
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Apparently Reuters says 7 of EK's A380s would need to be inspected.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...8CK11P20120120

If the deliveries are in order of C/N then it might impact the ultra long haul flying of the 380 since 5 of the first 7 all have the crew rest quarters for ultra long haul flights. However this might not be the case since the C/Ns don't always go in order, but should be interesting to see!
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Old Jan 21, 12, 12:16 am
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Originally Posted by jackiedada View Post
You won't get me flying one. Nor a 787 (of course, to the pedants, not an EK one). Good luck to everyone else though.

But we freeloaders are a cautious bunch.

http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1327064183.html
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Old Jan 21, 12, 7:59 am
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But we freeloaders are a cautious bunch.
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Old Jan 21, 12, 8:51 pm
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Done the A380 a couple times, I'm quite surprised by this as it's all been perfect so far.
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Old Jan 22, 12, 12:26 am
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I certainly would hope that I survive on my J flight from AKL to SYD in 7 days!

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