Emirates Goes Public in A380 Wing Root Crack Spat.

Emirates has gone public today in a demand for £57 Million compensation over lost earnings due to the need to remove A380s from service to check for hairline wing root cracks. Airbus have responded that the matter is covered via their normal new aircraft warranty provisions.

Thai Airways A380 HS-TUA First Flight.

Airbus A380-841 MSN087, Thai Airways HS-TUA, made its first flight from Toulouse today wearing test registration F-WWAO and positioned to Finkenwerder.