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Snags in 2 IndiGo A320 Neo aircraft on Sunday, 1 grounded

22 March, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Yet another IndiGo flight grounded in Delhi

It also added that two other Airbus aircraft, operating on Cochin-Mumbai and Mumbai-Goa sectors, respectively, were withdrawn due to technical snags during departure.

"In a statement, a spokesperson from Indigo said", An A320neo aircraft that operated Bangalore-Delhi Sunday morning was proactively withdrawn in Delhi for a maintenance check to attend to a Pilot Reported Defect.

IndiGo had said in a statement, "An A320 Neo aircraft that operated Delhi-Srinagar was cleared after maintenance checks upon arrival at Srinagar airport", reported in Zee News. However, during engine start, the Pilot-in-Command observed a hydraulic (not oil) leakage from #2 engine.

This development follows P&W President Robert F. Leduc's recent declaration that all the grounded planes will be back in air soon, "You may have seen that the Indian authorities took a decision to ground the fleet in India that have engines of this".

But in late January and early February, some of these engines did not perform as anticipated, with the company eventually proposing a fix for the issue.

On March 13, the DGCA grounded 11 Airbus 320 Neo aircraft owned by IndiGo Airlines and Go Air following multiple instances of engine-related problems.

Indigo has also cancelled over 120 domestic and global flights scheduled between March 16-31.

The Jammu-Delhi flight was grounded at Jammu airport. On the whole, 138 flights stand cancelled. This caused a reduced capacity for the airlines forcing them to cancel flights. Even Vistara and Air India operate A320 planes, but the engines in those are manufactured by CFM.

There are a few worldwide flights from Muscat and to Sharjah that have been cancelled as well. Now all 14 A320neos in India with engines bearing serial number 450 and beyond are grounded.

According to the report, people with direct knowledge of the matter has said that Airbus SE A320neo aircraft will soon be flying again, with the first delivery scheduled for.

As far as market share is concerned, IndiGo continued to dominate in February with a 39.9% share.


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