A380 Wing-crack Repairs To Total $135 Million
The repair bill for wing cracks first discovered in January on the Airbus A380 will come to about $135.5 million, according to EADS, Airbus’ parent corporation. Initial safety reviews concluded only a few A380s might be affected.
A month ago, however, EASA decided that all 67 A380s flying must be inspected before they reach 1,300 flights. An EASA spokesman said failing to inspect all airframes could lead to a reduction of the aircraft’s structural integrity.