India’s IndiGo hopes to have grounded planes flying soon
IndiGo had to ground 10 Airbus A320-neo planes, while GoAir had to ground three, over concerns about engines supplied by US-based Pratt and Whitney
India’s leading budget airline IndiGo, which was forced to ground some of its aircraft recently over engine concerns, has said it will sort out the issue soon and get its grounded planes back into service.
IndiGo had to ground 10 Airbus A320-neo planes, while GoAir had to ground three, owing to an issue related to engines supplied by US-based Pratt and Whitney.
IndiGo says it has two of the grounded aircraft back in service and is in talks with the engine manufacturer to get the others into the air soon. The airline also hopes to reduce the number of flight cancellations in coming days, Economic Times has reported.
Meanwhile, Pratt and Whitney has assured it will supply spare engines to IndiGo so its planes can keep flying. It was due to deliver two engines on Wednesday and the rest within 40 days.
Meanwhile, the Delhi High Court has ordered the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to file an affidavit as required under its Aircraft Rules on the safety and airworthiness of the A320-neo aircraft flying in India, Moneycontrol.com reports.
A petitioner told the court there have been 100 engine failures in connection with the A320-neos. And the planes were not allowed in the US and European airspace because of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) directives, he added.