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Cracks Found In A380

SINGAPORE – Small minute cracks have been found on A380s owned by Quantas and Singapore Airlines (SIA), but both carriers as well as Airbus have dismissed suggestions that the cracks pose safety threat to the operations of the super-jumbo plane.

According to reports featured on MSN Malaysia by Agence France-Presse, both airlines have adhered to Airbus procedures and the cracks have either been fixed or are currently fixed.  The report also mentioned that Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers Association is recommending that all A380s should be probed for the cracks on the components, which run all along the wing to keep it structurally sound, as soon as possible.

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) is expected to receive its very first Airbus A380 this year.

Source: MSN Malaysia

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