Airbus Identifies ‘Cracking Behavior’ in A400M Military Aircraft

  • Issue involves an aluminum alloy material, planemaker says
  • While inspections are needed, flight safety isn’t at stake

An Airbus A400M military aircraft operated by the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) stands on display at the Singapore Airshow.

Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Airbus Group SE disclosed a cracking issue in its A400M military transport aircraft Friday and said its government customers must inspect the planes and make fixes if necessary. The issue doesn’t impact flight safety, the European planemaker said.

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