Qantas’s first Airbus A380, christened the Nancy-Bird Walton (shown here), suffered an uncontained engine failure after taking off from Singapore Nov. 4, 2010. By Geoffrey Thomas The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) today on the Airbus A380 after new cracks were found in wing brackets this week. Earlier this month, Airbus engineers carrying out repairs on the Qantas (QF) A380 that suffered an uncontained engine explosion in late ...

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