Published On : Fri, Aug 18th, 2017

IndiGo cancels 84 flights, grounds 13 planes over engine problems

indigoNew Delhi: Pratt & Whitney engine issues force IndiGo to cancel 84 flights and ground 13 A320 Neo planes.

The DGCA had taken up the issue of constant troubles with Pratt & Whitney engines. IndiGo and GoAir have PW-powered NEOs in their fleets.

The unending snags with the engines often keep a significant number of these planes grounded. The meeting was called after seven NEOs of IndiGo and two of GoAir were grounded due to a snag in the engine at the same time.

Pratt informed the regulator that it has this particular snag “to some extent”. Since the snags require replacement of engines, which PW is unable to supply on time, airlines like IndiGo and GoAir suffer prolonged grounding of planes.