- Dec 12, 2011
The European Aviation Safety Agency( EASA ) is slowly nearing the issuance of the Airworthiness Directive (AD) that will include the guidelines on how operators have to modify wings of the in-service Airbus A380 fleet . EASA issued notification of a proposal for an AD last week that is based on 14 Airbus service bulletins: five yet to be issued and another three are being modified. The AD itself will only be published once all the service bulletins are finalized. The process addresses the planned modification of rib feet and other components inside the wings of the in-service fleet and A380s that are in final assembly but still being built to the old standards. A total of 120 A380s are affected.