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Airbus A380s Cracks May Need Three-Month Grounding, Depeche Says

June 11, 2012

Airbus A380 superjumbos that suffer from wing cracks need to be grounded for a total of two to three months when airlines decide to fix them in several steps, La Depeche reported, citing an Airbus executive it didn’t name.

The repairs may last just 8 weeks when they are done if airlines opt for a single fix, the newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Francois de Beaupuy in Paris at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Benedikt Kammel at

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