Airbus has asked customers using its A380 super-jumbo to inspect the aircraft’s wing spars after six years, rather than the previously mandated 12, following the results of fatigue testing on its A380 factory test rig. “There were findings on our test rig in Bremen,” spokesman Martin Fendt said. Details of the results were not available. However, he made the point that the fatigue testing program had been concluded after it had completed more than three times the ...

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