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A380 Wings To Be Checked For Cracks

Airbus A380 aircraft will need inspections to ensure their wings are not developing cracks. Some twenty A380 airplanes, about a third of the world’s fleet, are subject to the visual inspections. The requirement stems from a 20 January 2012 order issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published &hellip Continue reading »

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First Airbus A380 For Korean Air Close To Delivery

Better late than never. According to the initial order announcement from Airbus on 18 June 2003, “Deliveries to Korean Air are scheduled to begin in late 2007 through 2009.” By 19 February 2008, the airframe builder was looking to 2010 for initial deliveries of the A380 to Korean Air. “Starting in 2010, Korean Air will introduce the A380 on high density traffic routes from Seoul to the US west coast, with subsequent destinations likely to include cities on the US east coast and Europe. Continue reading »

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Breaking News – Black Box of Air France Flight 447 Found

The BBC is reporting that the Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses (BEA) has found one of two so-called black box devices from the wreckage of Air France Flight 447. The news agency says while the cover of the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) was found earlier, its data storage system was not located. Continue reading »

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Airbus A380 First Flight Six Years Ago Today

As Airbus themselves said in a press release that very day, aviation history was made on 27 April 2005 when the (so far) world’s largest commercial aircraft, the Airbus A380, accomplished its first flight. The sortie took place from runway 32L at Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France. Continue reading »

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United Flight 497 Airbus A320 Investigation Update

An update has been issued by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) into the incident on 4 April 2011 on board a United Airlines Airbus 320-232. The NTSB says United Airlines Flight 497, operated aboard an aircraft registered as N409UA and Airbus A320 serial number 462, returned to Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) &hellip Continue reading »

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