Saturday, November 02, 2019

45% of A320neo engines modified already: IndiGo on DGCA deadline

New Delhi: In response to the deadline set by the aviation regulator Directorate general of civil aviation( DGCA) to mnodify faulty aircraft engines, IndiGo on Friday said the low-cost carrier currently operates on its fleet of 98 A320neo series with around 45 per cent of its engines modified.

On Friday, the DGCA served an ultimatum to two airlines - indigo and Go Air to modify their snag hit aircraft by November 19 failing which they would face action which included curtailing flying operations or grounding of aircraft.

In a statement, IndiGo said, "Last week, the DGCA had issued a directive according to which we are required to have at least one Low Pressure Turbine (LPT) 3 modified engine on aircraft which has one unmodified engine by November 19, 2019."

"We are confident that we are able to meet this directive and sustain our current schedule," IndiGo said.

The carrier also said, "We have also received the latest directive from the DGCA on November 1, 2019, which requires that all operating A320neo should have both engines with LPT3 modification installed for operation post January 31, 2020."

"IndiGo currently operates on its fleet of 98 A320neo family with around 45 per cent of its engines modified," IndiGo said.

The IndiGo further said that it was working with both P&W and the Airbus on mitigation so that it has enough modified spare engines by January 31, 2020.

"In the meantime, our schedule remains intact," IndiGo said.
01/11/19 Rahul Shrivastava/India Today
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