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Longtimer
2nd Nov 2019, 00:17
IndiGo to replace P&W engines on its fleet Airbus A320neo planesThe airline must replace all Pratt & Whitney engines in its fleet of almost 100 twin-engined Airbus A320neo planes.

The story can be read here but in summation, IndiGo has been ordered to replace the engines by India' (https://www.aljazeera.com/topics/country/india.html)s air safety watchdog .
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/11/indigo-replace-pw-engines-fleet-airbus-a320neo-planes-191101204011994.html
Are they the only airline that has those powerplants on their A320neos?

GordonR_Cape
2nd Nov 2019, 06:08
Found a 2017 link to Spirit Airlines (US) that had the same engine problems: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/report-spirit-a320neo-engine-troubles/

DaveReidUK
2nd Nov 2019, 07:22
Are they the only airline that has those powerplants on their A320neos?

Er, no, around 40% of the world's A320neo fleet is PW-powered.

denominator
2nd Nov 2019, 16:33
There also has no decision yet been made about the engine option of the just ordered 300 A320-family aircraft, probably these issues let IndiGo tend in favour of the LEAP

Mr @ Spotty M
2nd Nov 2019, 21:26
Not all of the engines just over half.

Longtimer
3rd Nov 2019, 01:10
Er, no, around 40% of the world's A320neo fleet is PW-powered.
so are the other airlines having the same number of failures and is there any common cause???

DaveReidUK
3rd Nov 2019, 09:46
so are the other airlines having the same number of failures and is there any common cause???

Sorry, I don't have access to that information.

lomapaseo
3rd Nov 2019, 14:04
so are the other airlines having the same number of failures and is there any common cause???


Could be a batch problem, maintenance practices, operational choice or combinations. The manufacturer likely has a handle on this and the problem is getting addressed

darobstacraw
3rd Nov 2019, 15:00
Why has the FAA not taken similar actions on US aircraft?

semmern
3rd Nov 2019, 16:18
Why has the FAA not taken similar actions on US aircraft?

Because they are źdata driven?╗ ;)

BRE
4th Nov 2019, 08:23
Reading the article, this seems to be more of a modification. So what is so special about the way Idiego or, for that matter, GoAir operate or maintain their engines?