DGCA expresses concern over grounded IndiGo, GoAir aircraft

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New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Civil aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Thursday expressed concern over grounding of some A320neo aircraft of IndiGo and GoAir due to engine-related issues.

The development came after a meeting was held here between the DGCA officials and executives from engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W), Airbus, IndiGo and GoAir.

“A meeting with P&W, Airbus and airline representatives was held today (Thursday) to discuss progress made by P&W to fix the issues of No.3 bearing failure and combustion chamber failure in PW1100 engine leading to grounding of seven A320neo of IndiGo and two of GoAir,” a senior DGCA official said.

According to the official, P&W informed that the modification done on “No.3 bearing” from April 2017 onwards had addressed the problem to some extent.

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It also said that the new set of improved combustion chambers would be available post October 2017.

The DGCA official added that P&W would expedite the supply of engines by increasing the “shop-level delivery of engines undergoing modification”.



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