Singapore Airlines makes Airbus checks for cracks

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/afp/singapore-airlines-makes-airbus-checks-for-cracks/492847

    Singapore Airlines (SIA) has started the process of checking two thirds of its 15-plane Airbus A380 fleet as the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warned of new cracks on the superjumbo's wings.

    An spokesman for the state carrier told AFP it was instructed by the EASA to check six of its aircraft within four days, and four of its aircraft within six weeks.

    "We are carrying out the checks as instructed... We are already inspecting one of our aircraft as a precautionary measure," an SIA spokesman told AFP

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    I cannot blame them. An accident would be terrible.
     
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    They have issued a travel advisory on SQ.com that some of the A380 would be switched to 77W. I believe it's for SIN-ZRH
     
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    Better be safe than sorry. Imagine the bad publicity an accident would make for Airbus and Singapore Airlines the first airline to fly the A380.
     
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