The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has extended its order for inspections of Airbus A380s for potential wing cracks to all in-service aircraft. The updated airworthiness directive (AD) issued Wednesday mandates a high-frequency eddy current inspection of all A380s and follows up on an initial directive issued three weeks ago (ATW Daily News, Jan. 23). That directive was made after Type 2 cracks were discovered in the wing brackets of some A380s and applied to aircraft that ...

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