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The regulator had asked all P&W engines to be replaced with modified/ upgraded engines till January 2020, failing which the fleet would be grounded. The deadline was however extended again to May 31 and then to August 31.(Representational Photo/GoAir)

GoAir yet to upgrade 20 engines in A320neo aircraft despite three-month extension

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 02:17 PM IST
DGCA had granted the extension to the low-cost carrier, along with the country’s largest airline IndiGo, to refurbish engines in their A320neo fleet after supply chains and production lines were hit due to the nationwide lockdown.
Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL), Air India Ltd’s engineering wing has signed a contract with aircraft engine maker, Pratt & Whitney (P&W)(Hindustan Times)
Air India Engineering Services Ltd (AIESL), Air India Ltd’s engineering wing has signed a contract with aircraft engine maker, Pratt & Whitney (P&W)(Hindustan Times)

AI wing, P&W ink deal to maintain engines

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 12:52 AM IST
The plan comes amidst glitches in P&W engines, resulting in several mid-air scares. Since January 2019, there have been several incidents in India involving the new Airbus A320neos fitted with P&W engines; in many of these cases the aircraft were forced to turn around.
Over 100 passengers of an IndiGo flight from Lucknow to Hyderabad were forced to spend the entire night on the aerobridge at Lucknow airport after their Airbus A320neo aircraft developed a technical snag. (Reuters Photo)
Over 100 passengers of an IndiGo flight from Lucknow to Hyderabad were forced to spend the entire night on the aerobridge at Lucknow airport after their Airbus A320neo aircraft developed a technical snag. (Reuters Photo)

IndiGo passengers stuck on aerobridge for eight hours as flight faces technical snag

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 06:47 AM IST
An aerobridge is a movable connector which commonly extends from an airport terminal gate to an airplane in order to help passengers board the flight.
AAIB officials examine the site where a chartered plane crashed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar on Juen 28, 2018.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)
AAIB officials examine the site where a chartered plane crashed in Mumbai's Ghatkopar on Juen 28, 2018.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT File Photo)

Ghatkopar aircraft crash: A year on, probe report yet to be released

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Neha LM Tripathi, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2019 02:05 PM IST
Soon after a private aircraft crashed in Ghatkopar in June 2018, the AAIB had said it would release preliminary findings within a month. However, no report was submitted.
DGCA notice to IndiGo over plane engines: Report. Photo by Gurminder Singh /Hindustan Times.
DGCA notice to IndiGo over plane engines: Report. Photo by Gurminder Singh /Hindustan Times.

DGCA notice to IndiGo over plane engines, conducts safety audit

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2019 05:52 PM IST
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also conducting a special safety audit of the airline’s operations and engineering, they said.
Aviation watchdog DGCA has directed IndiGo and GoAir to address issues regarding 15 of the Pratt & Whitney engines powering their A320 neo planes(PTI)
Aviation watchdog DGCA has directed IndiGo and GoAir to address issues regarding 15 of the Pratt & Whitney engines powering their A320 neo planes(PTI)

IndiGo, GoAir directed to address issues with P&W engines on their A320 neo planes by aviation watchdog

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2018 11:54 PM IST
IndiGo and GoAir have been grappling with P&W engine problems, which has even led to grounding of some A320 neo aircraft.
The airline maintained that the aircraft was grounded because it was undergoing a routine engine change.(Reuters File Photo)
The airline maintained that the aircraft was grounded because it was undergoing a routine engine change.(Reuters File Photo)

IndiGo grounds another A320 neo aircraft, sixth one since July

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2018 06:09 PM IST
IndiGo’s A320 neo aircraft has been grounded at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here.
In March this year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation had banned 11 A320 Neo aircraft of the airline from flying because of problems in their Pratt & Whitney engines.(File photo)
In March this year, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation had banned 11 A320 Neo aircraft of the airline from flying because of problems in their Pratt & Whitney engines.(File photo)

Neo engine issues ground five IndiGo jets till August 15

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 10:45 PM IST
About 8-10 scheduled flights of IndiGo are likely to get affected.
Indigo Airlines' ground staff stand next to an aircraft after it arrived at the Srinagar airport.(Reuters File Photo)
Indigo Airlines' ground staff stand next to an aircraft after it arrived at the Srinagar airport.(Reuters File Photo)

IndiGo forced to ground two A320 Neo planes after latest engine glitches

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2018 07:02 PM IST
IndiGo, which had to ground 11 A320 Neos between February and March this year due to safety concerns, confirmed that it had pulled out two of its planes from the service.
IndiGo’s counsel, senior advocate Janak Dwarkadas said all aircraft were back in operation except those with engines having series number between 450 and 614.(HT File)
IndiGo’s counsel, senior advocate Janak Dwarkadas said all aircraft were back in operation except those with engines having series number between 450 and 614.(HT File)

Neo aircraft ready to fly, all affected engines replaced: DGCA

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2018 12:36 AM IST
The country’s aviation regulator was replying to queries raised by a petitioner about the safety of aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines.
InterGlobe Aviation-run budget carrier IndiGo on Friday cancelled over 80 flights as the airline grounded more Airbus A320 Neo (new engine option) planes due to engine issues.(PTI File Photo)
InterGlobe Aviation-run budget carrier IndiGo on Friday cancelled over 80 flights as the airline grounded more Airbus A320 Neo (new engine option) planes due to engine issues.(PTI File Photo)

IndiGo, GoAir A320 Neos grounded due to safety concern back in operation

Press Trust of India, Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 12:05 AM IST
On March 12, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) ordered grounding of 11 A320 Neo planes fitted with faulty P&W 1100 engines having serial number of 450 and beyond, citing safety concerns.
New civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu being welcomed by MoS Jayant Sinha at his office at Rajiv Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
New civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu being welcomed by MoS Jayant Sinha at his office at Rajiv Bhawan in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

There will be ‘zero tolerance’ on air safety issues: Suresh Prabhu

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 01:20 PM IST
His remarks came against the backdrop of DGCA grounding 14 A320 neo planes, operated by IndiGo and GoAir, due to problems with their Pratt & Whitney engines.
Airbus India’s managing director Srinivasan Dwarakanath feels that a large number of Indians, who don’t yet fly, will take to the skies, courtesy the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) that aims to link smaller towns and cities with air connectivity.(Bhaskar Varma/Mint)
Airbus India’s managing director Srinivasan Dwarakanath feels that a large number of Indians, who don’t yet fly, will take to the skies, courtesy the government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) that aims to link smaller towns and cities with air connectivity.(Bhaskar Varma/Mint)

Pratt & Whitney engine issue has affected our deliveries: Airbus India MD

Livemint, Mumbai | By Rhik Kundu
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2018 02:35 PM IST
Airbus is working closely with various regulators on the Pratt & Whitney engine issue that has grounded several Airbus A320neo aircraft, and has affected the delivery schedule of the manufacturer, says Srinivasan Dwarakanath.
IndiGo had taken at least seven of its jets out of action by July last year, awaiting a fix for the engines.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
IndiGo had taken at least seven of its jets out of action by July last year, awaiting a fix for the engines.(Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times)

Grounded IndiGo A320neo planes to fly soon, will get new Pratt engines within 40 days

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2018 05:25 PM IST
IndiGo grounded 11 aircraft last week, complying with a directive from India’s air-safety regulator in a move that led to the cancellation of hundreds of flights.
IndiGo aircrafts at the IGI airport in New Delhi.(File Photo)
IndiGo aircrafts at the IGI airport in New Delhi.(File Photo)

Delhi HC refuses to ground entire fleet of IndiGo’s A320neo over ‘faulty’ engines

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 16, 2018 04:47 PM IST
The aviation watchdog had on March 12 ordered IndiGo and GoAir to immediately ground 11 A320neo planes powered with a certain series of Pratt & Whitney engines after three incidents of mid-air engine failures within a month.
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