Vietnam Airlines's grounded Airbus back in service after wing fixed in Paris

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A new Airbus A350-900 XWBs ordered by Vietnam Airlines at Airbus factory in Toulouse in March 2015. Photo credit: Zing A new Airbus A350-900 XWBs ordered by Vietnam Airlines at Airbus factory in Toulouse in March 2015. Photo credit: Zing

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A new Vietnam Airlines Airbus aircraft that was grounded in the French capital Paris after its flaps developed problems arrived safely in Hanoi Wednesday after they were fixed.
The carrier said in a statement that the A350 aircraft that was grounded on January 3 before a scheduled flight to Hanoi has been fixed and is back in use.
A spokesperson had earlier told the media that Airbus sent experts and technicians as well as equipment from Hamburg and Toulouse to fix the problem.
Two hundred and one passengers were on board, and the carrier had to fly some of them on other flights from Paris and Frankfurt before sending a Boeing from Vietnam to pick up the remaining 161.
Vietnam Airlines has ordered 14 Airbus A350-900 XWBs by 2019.
The carrier started operating the wide-bodies jets last July on long-haul flights.

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