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EASA Expands A320ceo Wing Fatigue Cracking Inspections to Include All A320neo Models

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has now extended its wing inspection directive, initially covering the Airbus A320ceo family, to encompass the A320neo family. This new directive, replacing the earlier one, mandates inspections in specific wing areas for signs of fatigue cracking. If any cracks are detected, airlines must immediately consult Airbus for approved repair instructions. The directive outlines particular measures for Airbus A321neo aircraft. ( More...

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Gavin Waters 4
I wonder what effect the sharklets at the end of the wing are having on structure between ribs 13 and 23. Is it vibration in flight, vertical stress under load, bending moment or what? They'll have to update their aerodynamic models for next designs.
Alan Macdonald 3
This shows the difference between being proactive and hiding your skeletons away in the closet, closing your eyes, tapping your foot on the floor 3 times, maybe throw some salt over the shoulder and hope the problem won't be noticed and will just go away
godutch -1
Airbus fanboy I see?
Tim Segulin 7
EASA are dealing with a potential issue before there is an incident. How is that bad?
Richard Loven 0
Maybe the news will lay off Boeing and go after Airbus for awhile.
linbb -8
Well could be the media will quite with the Boeing stories that are not worth printing since they have no idea what they are talking about.
Larry Toler 6
That's wishful thinking, lol.
Greg S 6
Correcting your spelling and adding punctuation might make your comments more intelligible. It's possible.
godutch -5
Wait, I thought everything 'Airbus' was perfect!?!?
Tim Segulin 8
Airbus may not be 'perfect' but at least this issue is being investigated and corrected before something breaks. Sounds like EASA and Airbus are doing something right here.
godutch 2
Yep...not like a wing or wing section could fall off. All good then...right?
Agenda against Airbus? This isn't a game where one chooses sides. Aviation is serious business and any defect from any manufacturer is cause for concern. Not an opportunity to bash them.
Grow up.
godutch -1
I rest my case.
godutch 0
FU 2X sucking my thumb as I type...wink wink
Gavin Waters 4
Calm down Boeing has also had wing cracks and rib stress as well. If you ask me its all in the name of weight reduction and thus costs. A bit more metal where it might matter can add up to tons.
hal pushpak 3
I highly doubt anybody ever claimed that "everything Airbus was perfect".
stratofan -3
Just goes to prove that any machine can never be defect free. Of course, when the union lackeys do not do their jobs correctly, a problem can crop up. It does not help when our MSM goes out of their way to slam one of our own companies, but cover up for an overseas conglomerate. Why did it take over three days for them to identify as a JAL A350 that plowed into the Coast Guard plane in Japan. No fault of the plane, but the media still left out that fact.
Tim Segulin 2
I recall the fact that this was a collision between an A350 and a De Havilland Dash 8 was mentioned when it first appeared on CBC.
godutch -1
Fanboy...all is good with Airbus and the EU governments.


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