Thursday, March 09, 2017

Fix engine issues within specified time: DGCA tells P&W

New Delhi: Aviation regulator DGCA has asked engine maker Pratt & Whitney to fix the snags in its engines powering Airbus 320 neo planes operated by IndiGo and GoAir within a "specified time".
Against the backdrop of multiple incidents involving A320 neo aircraft running on P&W engines, DGCA held detailed discussions with the company and Airbus on Wednesday.
A senior official said P&W has been asked to fix the problems in its engines within a specified time period.
In separate statements, P&W and Airbus said they are working closely with the Indian civil aviation authorities.
Currently, there are 21 A320 neo planes of IndiGo and GoAir that are powered by P&W engines that have been frequently facing technical snags.
"Though they (Airbus and P&W) are in regular contact with the DGCA, yesterday's meeting was related to the incidents involving IndiGo and GoAir's A320 neo planes with P&W engines," the official said.
09/03/17 PTI/Economic Times