Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Despite engine troubles, IndiGo & GoAir’s A320neo aircraft unlikely to be grounded: DGCA

New Delhi: Despite a glut of problems with their US-made Pratt & Whitney engines, Airbus’ A320neo aircraft are unlikely to be grounded in India, Director-General of Civil Aviation B.S. Bhullar told ThePrint.

“There are no plans as of now to ground the A320neo aircraft,” said Bhullar.

India’s top airline IndiGo and GoAir are among carriers all over the world who have suffered engine problems on Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo aircraft, forcing them to ground a few planes each.

Bearing this in mind, the Union Civil Aviation Ministry is holding a review meeting Tuesday to discuss the concerns, and could decide to ground all A320neos until corrective action is taken.
08/01/19 Ifrah Mufti/Print