June 19, 2013
Sabena technics to perform A380 wing rib retrofits for Airbus
Sabena technics was selected by Airbus for the performance of wing rib retrofits on thirteen A380s. The first retrofits were performed earlier this year in Airbus’s facilities in Toulouse, France and the work will be continued in the MRO’s Bordeaux, France facility until the last quarter of 2014. The working party of the first A380 to be retrofitted in Bordeaux starts on June 20th. Sabena technics acquired the A380 base maintenance rating for its Bordeaux facility last year, which makes it possible for the company to perform this work, involving the replacement of structural parts in the wings of the aircraft.