A380 - DC10 of 2000s?
During the past 12mts, I saw and read more news about 'cracks' in the wings of A380s, and finally, EASA has ordered all operators (airlines) to check their A380 s. Now all of these operators are conducting checks by grounding their A380 fleet for a while. This reminds me of the story of DC10 ... DC10 has been produced by McDonald Douglas in the 70s and marketed as the game-changer aircraft. The company was in a race with Boeing to produce a high capacity long range aircraft. They have introduced DC10 to the market before the legendary Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. However, these two aircraft had different stories; after a couple of emergency landings and crashes, including one of the most fatal air disasters in aviation history ( TK891 Paris-London), DC10 disappeared from the market in the 80s while the 747 is still in use and its new generation 747-800 model had been introduced last year. Lufthansa had just received the very first passenger version of it last month. A very simil