Airplane Safety Checks on Airbus 380 for cracks in the wings

Maintenance for Airbus A380

Airbus A380

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered safety checks on all Airbus 380s for cracks on the wings of the aircraft.  The directive was put in place on Wednesday for the oldest of the aircraft and will be followed with a second directive to cover the entire fleet.

This directive is part of normal procedure for these aircraft and covers and deals more with a preventative maintenance measure than any specific safety concern.  To learn more click on the link below to the CNN article.