still trust incompetent European engineering? LOL http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/f4e6a98a-687c-11e1-a6cc-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz1oqCxFKMA March 8, 2012 9:01 pm Emirates berates Airbus over superjumbo cracks By Andrew Parker in London and James Boxell in Paris Emirates Airline, the worldâs largest operator of Airbusâs A380 superjumbo, has lambasted the aircraft maker and plans to seek compensation after complaining of widespread disruption to the carrier following the discovery of wing cracks on the jet. Emirates is having to temporarily ground all of its 21 superjumbos â six at any one time â while the wing cracks are fixed. Airbus has suffered acute embarrassment and angered some of its customers following the discovery of two types of cracks on a L-shaped bracket that connects the A380 wing skin to its internal structure. Regulators last month ordered airlines to carry out inspections of all A380s once they have completed 1,300 flights after concluding the cracks could compromise the aircraftâs structural integrity. Singapore Airlines , the first carrier to operate the A380 back in 2007, has found cracks on all 10 superjumbos that it has inspected so far. Air France, the first European carrier to operate the A380, is inspecting one superjumbo. UPDATE 1-Boeing dwarfs Airbus orders in Jan-Feb * Airbus sold 97 aircraft, Boeing 387 in Jan-Feb European planemaker Airbus reshuffled its order book but sold no previously unassigned aircraft in February and remains well behind Boeing since the start of the year, company data showed on Friday.