Old 27th Nov 2019, 16:05
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Ian W
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Originally Posted by golfyankeesierra View Post
So, the prototype doesn’t meet the certification criteria. So why not let the certification criteria meet the prototype?
It is surprisingly similar to the A-380 wing structure test "The wing of the Airbus A380 static test specimen suffered a structural failure below the ultimate load target during trials in Toulouse earlier this week, but Airbus is confident that it will not need to modify production aircraft." The aircraft was still certified by EASA without repeating the test and you are all happy to fly (on) A-380s.

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