Wednesday, January 09, 2019

India allows flights with erratic engines pending more safety directives

India's civil aviation regulator on Wednesday said it will issue an 'additional directive' on safety protocols for Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines which power Airbus A320 aircraft.
"The DGCA has been in dialogue with the manufacturers and the certifying regulatory authority for these engines (FAA, USA). It was also noted that FAA and its European counterpart EASA have not declared these engines as unsafe," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in a statement.
He added, "Based on these latest interactions, the DGCA will issue an additional directive relating to safety protocols within a week to the airlines concerned. The situation is being continuously monitored by the DGCA as part of its safety oversight system."
The development comes after the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the DGCA held a meeting with IndiGo, GoAir, engine manufacturer P&W and aircraft maker Airbus on Tuesday to review safety-related incidents with Airbus A320 Neo aircraft, powered by P&W.
09/01/19 IANS/Business Insider