Monday, 26 February, 2018

Airbus stops A320neo deliveries on safety fears

An Indi Go airlines’ aircraft taxis at Mumbai's Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport An Indi Go airlines’ aircraft taxis at Mumbai's Chhatrapathi Shivaji International Airport
Herman Weaver | 12 February, 2018, 09:29

Budget airline IndiGo today said deliveries of A320 neo aircraft that are powered by Pratt & Whitney engines have been put on hold by Airbus and the engine maker. If an aircraft has only one engine with the aft hub modification, it must stop flying extended routes over water within one flight cycle, EASA says.

The official said EASA on Friday issued an emergency airworthiness directive for A320 neo planes fitted with PW1100 engines having a particular serial number.

Airbus has stopped accepting new engines from Pratt following higher than normal engine in-flight shut-down (IFSD) and Rejected Take-Off (RTO) involving the PW1100G powered variants of A320neo, which started entering service from January 2016.

A Mumbai-Delhi and a Mumbai-Bhubaneshwar were cancelled. has a fleet of 32 Airbus A320 planes, including 13 Pratt & Whitney engine powered A320neo.

Airbus said 113 of the jets at 18 airlines use the Pratt geared turbofan engine, but not all are affected.

The issue is the latest in a string of problems that have bedeviled the GTF program.

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"Our precautionary measure of grounding the three aircraft resulted in cancellations of some of our flights".

The performance problem with the engine performance is apparently new, but Pratt & Whitney has had ongoing issues with supply of new engines, leading to delivery delays and reduced revenue forecasts in recent years.

"We have identified the potentially affected engines and communicated with our customers", the Pratt spokesperson said.

The A320neo specific PW1100G has been hounded with technical problems and reliability issues, while its variants were less affected.

Not all of the engines are affected by the issue, though the spokesperson declined to say how many.

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