The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued a proposed airworthiness directive (AD) Monday signaling approval of modifications for Airbus A380 wing rib feet aimed at solving the aircraft’s wing cracking issue. The proposed AD, which EASA could finalize as soon as May 13, would approve a set of Airbus-developed modifications for A380 wing rib feet that involve “introducing horizontal stiffeners below the manhole on certain ribs and modifying the rib feet booms with new ...

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