Airbus Executive Vice President Tom Williams says the aircraft-maker has found a long-term fix for the small cracks found in the Broughton-made wings of many A380 and that there were no safety worries with the cracks. Williams pointed to the choice of material as well as the design as the culprits behind the cracks but cautioned that it would take until the end of the year to fully develop and test the new design with the corrections.

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