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Airbus: composite in wings caused cracks
Toulouse, France - "When it was designed some 10 years ago, it was an innovation"
Behind recent A-380 cracks lies the effort to lower the weight of this super-size. It should be noted that, according to many sources, repair costs could climb towards 500 million Euro. Airbus' CEO Tom Enders declared the discovery "Showed the difficulty of pushing technical boundaries in the ultra-competitive industry". "Certainly when it was designed some 10 years ago, it was an innovation....
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency