Now, 2 IndiGo A320neo planes face glitches, one grounded

Now, 2 IndiGo A320neo planes face glitches, one grounded

Andrew Cummings
March 20, 2018

IndiGo indicated their first Neo in March 2016 and in the span of 24 months, the model has seen more than 100 engine failure/warnings.

Many aviation experts are questioning the NDA Government for their hesitation regarding the grounding of full Airbus 320 Neo fleet. The airline didn't say when the grounded aircraft will resume flights. An A320 neo aircraft that operated Mumbai-Jammu, during maintenance checks was detected with leakage from one engine.

"During operations, repetitive defects were reported on these aircraft by the operators". IndiGo's arch rival Spicejet, on the other hand, had last week inked a United States dollars 12.5 billion deal with French major Safran Group for fuel-efficient CFM aircraft engines. Each neo-aircraft has a capacity of 190.

He added: "the airline was taking a chance and not grounding all of such planes, since it would be a huge business loss to it".

On Monday, the airline said in a statement that another A320neo aircraft operating on the Mumbai-Jammu route was detected with leakage from engine and subsequently withdrawn.

"The flier assured the passengers via a statement that read", We would like to assure our passengers that 96 percent to 98 percent of our flights are operating as usual". "Both these aircraft were immediately withdrawn for rectification. The issue has been rectified".

She, however, claimed that the Srinagar aircraft "did not have the same engine (PW 1100) type which was facing the issue". The airline had also suffered two aircraft technical snags on Sunday.

In a major embarrassment for IndiGo, a new ATR aircraft powered by a brand new Pratt & Whitney engine had to abort its flight from Toulouse to New Delhi and return to the French aircraft manufacturing facility due to a technical snag The IndiGo ATR 72-600 aircraft which was on its maiden flight from its Toulouse headquarters to join the IndiGo hub in New Delhi had no passengers on board. The airline said that the issue was not related to the engine.

On February 09, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warned about the PW110 engines with serial nos.450 & above - which were suspectable to be shutdown in mid-air.

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