Emirates Airline‘ (Dubai) president stated in an interview that Airbus A380 wing crack repairs, inspections and down time is costing the airline an estimated $30 million a month. Emirates operates 21 A380s. Airbus announced a permanent repair of the problem but it will ground each aircraft up to eight weeks for repairs. The first new Airbus A380 to come off the production line with the permanent fix will not occur until January 2014.
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