Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Another Airbus A-320 Neo grounded by IndiGo after engine snag

New Delhi: India's biggest airline IndiGo has grounded another Airbus A-320 Neo after the flight on its way from Kolkata to Delhi saw one of its Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines develop a snag, the Times of India reported. Flight 6E 474 suffered extensive damage, although it landed safely, joining the already long list of planes grounded for engine replacement by PW, the daily further said.“An IndiGo A-320 Neo has been grounded and is undergoing a routine engine change. There is no impact on our flight operations,” the TOI report quoted an IndiGo spokesperson as saying. Earlier, IndiGo had said that five Airbus A320 Neo aircraft were already grounded at Delhi airport due to engine snag. In India, IndiGo and GoAir use PW-powered A-320 Neos and both have been plagued with engine snags and groundings. GoAir had also grounded three of its Neos less than two weeks ago.