Airbus Plans A-380 wing-rib bracket fix

Friday, May 25, 2012
By George Hatcher

Airbus launched a new recruitment initiative in Toulouse, France,and announced handling of the A380s to be coming in for their wing-rib bracket fix. The Airbus solution is to switch to a less brittle aluminum for the replacement parts. The cracks were first discovered on Singapore Airlines’ aircraft in 2011.

The Airbus retrofit plan includes ribs being replaced with all-aluminum components, inspection manholes reinforced and the feet blunted. In 2013 the parts will be available for wing modification and rib design from the end of this year. All A380s in service will require the overhaul. The fault has been blamed on components designed in Filton, Bristol.

A380 virtual tour

Print Friendly

Leave a Reply

RSS Plane Crash News

Blogroll

  • Air Consumer.gov
  • AirCrashConsultants
  • Airfleets
  • Airliners.net
  • AOPA
  • Bird Strike Database
  • Bird Strike Database Query
  • EASA
  • FAA
  • Find A Pilot
  • Frixo
  • IATA
  • International Civil Aviation Organization
  • Montreal Convention MC99 English
  • Nasa
  • NOAA
  • NTSB
  • RITA
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel
August 2016
M T W T F S S
« Jul    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  
  • Typhoon Lionrock to hit Japan’s Tohoku, site of 2011 tsunami - In CAL we dream of earthquake warning, https://t.co/Vl1aBP7inv
    about 11 hours ago
  • 1 killed, about 13 injured in south Georgia school bus crash https://t.co/FUzV8ZH22h via @dailyprogress
    about 12 hours ago
  • Foreign experts in Egypt to probe Russian airliner crash - What happened to the other crash, Egyptair? https://t.co/R8W7gjjzyW via @News24
    about 13 hours ago
  • Montana plane crash kills 'Ice Road Truckers' TV show star https://t.co/dpOLuUFG2S via @Q13FOX
    about 14 hours ago
  • Passenger tries to open jet door https://t.co/yagytj1QE1
    about 17 hours ago