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Aviation giant Airbus says it has found a long term fix for faults in some of its super jumbo wings made in Flintshire.
Small cracks were discovered and temporary repairs made.
Safety experts and the company itself say there was never any risk to passengers.
Our Business Correspondent Carole Green reports from the company's headquarters in Toulouse
Tom Williams, Executive Vice-President of Airbus, acknowledges the problems with the A380 wings have been "an embarrassment" to the company, but was upbeat about the progress made since the discovery.
"We know exactly what the causes are," he says. "We're now working on developing a new design solution which we'll have in place by the end of this year."
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Aeroplane giant Airbus says it has found a fix for the problem it has had with the wings it makes at Broughton in Flintshire.