Tuesday, July 31, 2018

India's GoAir grounds 5 A320neo due to PW1100 issues

GoAir has once again grounded a number of its A320neo due to issues with Pratt & Whitney PW1100 Geared Turbo Fan engines, AIN has reported.

"Engine removals are being planned and coordinated with the airlines in India as we continue to successfully retrofit the fleet with the latest-configuration engines. Some aircraft will be out of service temporarily as they perform these removals," Pratt & Whitney said.
Fellow Indian LCC IndiGo Airlines also recently grounded five A320neo. The issues facing both airlines are specific to India as the high concentration of particulates in the air causes the combustion chamber linings to develop unanticipated hot spots, reducing the engines' service life.
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