Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Another IndiGo A-320 Neo grounded after Pratt engine snag

New Delhi: Snags in Pratt & Whitney (PW) powering Airbus A-320 Neos show no sign of ending. Yet another IndiGo new engine option (Neo) A-320 was grounded in Delhi on Monday after reportedly facing the recurring “oil chip issue”. This aircraft is a new one and the engine is learnt to have done very few hours before it developed this snag and now needs to be replaced.

Confirming this, an IndiGo spokesperson 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 airline did not give details of the flight on which this happened and whether the snag happened when the plane was going to take off or had landed.

In India, IndiGo and GoAir use PW-powered A-320 Neos and both the airlines have been plagued with engine snags and groundings. Less than two weeks back, GoAir had said three of its Neo were grounded awaiting replacement of faulty PW engines. IndiGo then had at least five Neos grounded for the same reason.
07/08/18 Saurabh Sinha/Times of India