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 Airbus engineers carrying out repairs on the Qantas (QF) A380 that suffered an uncontained engine explosion in late 2010 after take-off from Singapore have found a small number of 3 mm.-long cracks in the aircraft’s wing rib feet (ATW Daily News, Nov. 3, 2010). On Friday, a QF spokesman told ATW ...

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