IndiGo grounds a few A320 Neos for want of spare engines (Lead)

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New Delhi : Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Wednesday said that it has grounded a few of its Airbus 320 Neo aircraft due to want of spare engines from Pratt and Whitney.

According to IndiGo, the release of additional spare engines has been initiated by PW and all aircraft are expected to be back in service in the second half of August.

"IndiGo confirms that a few A320 Neos have been taken out of service proactively and await spare engines from Pratt and Whitney," the statement said.

"The release of additional spare engines has been initiated by PW so that all aircraft are expected to be back in service in the second half of August."

However, sources have disclosed that the airline has grounded 5 aircraft.

On its part, Pratt & Whitney said that it is working closely with operators to address aircraft taken out of service per established engine inspection plans.

"Engine removals are being planned and coordinated with the airlines as we continue to successfully retrofit the fleet with the latest configuration engines," Pratt & Whitney said in a statement.

"Some aircraft will be out of service temporarily as they perform these removals. Spare engines are now becoming available, with the objective to support aircraft availability in August and onward. We will continue to work with each airline while we incorporate enhancements to their fleet."

Published : Wednesday, July 25, 2018 23:05 [IST]
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