April 11, 2021

Aviation Body Orders IndiGo To Replace Engines On 16 A320 Neo Planes

NEW DELHI: The nation’s polite flight controller DGCA, on Monday asked IndiGo not to utilize A320 Neo planes fitted with Pratt and Whitney (PW) motors that have just been utilized for more than 3,000 hours, or face establishing of flying machine, authorities said.

A Directorate General of Civil Aviation authority said there are 16 air ship in IndiGo’s armada in which both the PW motors have been utilized for over 2,900 hours.

Each of the 16 airplanes must be fitted with in any event one adjusted LPT motor inside next 15 days, said the authority. “Bombing which, all these airplane will be grounded. This has been done in the wake of examining the example and assessing the hazard,” the DGCA authority said.

In October, Indigo had detailed three in-flight motor shutdowns on the A320 (Neo) fitted with PW motors.

These were instructed shutdowns, in any case, because of the way that they happened on back to back days – 24th, 25th and 26th October – a DGCA group visited Indigo premises on October 28 to audit the upkeep and security information.

“A gathering was led by DGCA later in the day with senior Indigo colleagues including COO, wellbeing and support heads. Consequent to the dialogs, Indigo has been told to guarantee that no such Neo air ship ought to be worked which has two Pratt and Whitney 1100 arrangement motor of over 3000 hour’s motor life each. Indigo has been given a fortnight to agree to the directions,” the authority said.

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