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Meer airlines melden problemen met verf van A350

November 30, 2021 - At least six airlines have expressed concerns over paint and surface flaws on Airbus A350 jets that in some cases has made visible a sub-layer of mesh designed to absorb lightning.

Qatar’s national carrier has grounded 20 of its 53 A350s, saying it is acting on orders from its local regulator, until reasons for what witnesses describe as the blistered and pock-marked appearance of some of its A350s can be confirmed, according to Reuters.

Airbus says there is no risk to the A350’s safety – a point echoed by the other airlines, which have not grounded any jets and describe the issue as “cosmetic.”

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PUBLISHED: 30/11/2021; STORY: Graphic News
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