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Airbus to Check for Cracks on Emirates, Qantas A380 Wings

  • Singapore, Air France, Lufthansa superjumbos also affected
  • Model can keep flying, with examination done during maintance
An Airbus A380.
An Airbus A380.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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Airbus SE will inspect the wings of its A380 double-decker jets after cracks were found on some planes.

The fissures could reduce the structural integrity of the wings if not repaired, according to the European Union Aviation Safety Agency, which is drafting an airworthiness directive on the issue. Aircraft won’t need to be grounded, with fixes to be made during scheduled overhauls.