A380 Wing-crack Repairs To Total $135 Million

 - March 19, 2012, 4:00 PM

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.