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Airbus pulls A380 out of flying display at Paris Air Show

Niek van der Zande / Reuters

The damaged right-hand wing-tip of an Airbus A380, the world's largest jetliner with a wingspan of almost 80 meters, is seen on the tarmac on the eve of the opening of the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, near Paris, June 19. Airbus said on Sunday it was pulling one of its flagship double-decker A380s out of a flying display at the Paris Air Show, compounding a series of embarrassing hiccups for the EADS unit at this year's big-ticket industry event.

 According to Reuters, the damage to the wing occured when the A380 clipped a structure at the airport while performing ground maneuvers. In addition to pulling the A380 from the flying display, Airbus stated earlier that its A400M military transport plane will not perform because of a gearbox problem. Read the full story from Reuters here.