Thursday, July 13, 2017

Engine Woes Ground 9 IndiGo A320 Neo Planes: Sources

New Delhi:  No-frills airline IndiGo is understood to have grounded at least nine A320 neo aircrafts due to problems in their Pratt & Whitney engines and efforts are ongoing to address the issues, according to sources.

In March, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had asked P&W to fix the issues related to its engines powering A320 neo planes flown by the Indian carriers within a specified time.

Sources, who did not wish to be named, said at least nine A320 neo planes of IndiGo are currently grounded due to engine issues, which are in the process of being addressed.

"We have faced some issues with the neo engine, causing operational disruptions. Both Pratt & Whitney and Airbus are working to address the issues," IndiGo said in a statement.

In the meantime, the airline continues to receive the necessary operational and technical support, including the provision of spare engines to help mitigate the operational impact, the statement added.
13/07/17 NDTV

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