Thursday, March 16, 2017

Govt doing ‘detailed review’ of P&W engine issues: Sinha

New Delhi: The government is doing “detailed review” of the snags faced by Pratt & Whitney engines that power Airbus 320 neo planes operated by IndiGo and GoAir.
Against the backdrop of recent incidents of these engines facing technical snags that also resulted in some emergency landings, aviation regulator DGCA has asked P&W to address the issues within a “specified time”.
Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha today said the priority is to ensure that airlines are operating as safely as possible.
“We are doing detailed reviews of the situation associated with P&W engine. DGCA has taken very thorough steps in that regard. Right now, we are very confident that steps taken are sufficient to address the problem,” Sinha said.
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.
15/03/17 PTI/