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IndiGo to replace P&W engines on its fleet Airbus A320neo planes

Old 2nd Nov 2019, 01:17
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IndiGo to replace P&W engines on its fleet Airbus A320neo planes

IndiGo to replace P&W engines on its fleet Airbus A320neo planes

The 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's air safety watchdog .
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/...204011994.html
Are they the only airline that has those powerplants on their A320neos?
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Old 2nd Nov 2019, 07:08
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Found a 2017 link to Spirit Airlines (US) that had the same engine problems: https://airwaysmag.com/airlines/repo...gine-troubles/
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Old 2nd Nov 2019, 08:22
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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.

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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
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Not all of the engines just over half.
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Old 3rd Nov 2019, 01:10
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
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???
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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.
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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
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Question Anyone know if any US aircraft have seen this issue?

Why has the FAA not taken similar actions on US aircraft?
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Why has the FAA not taken similar actions on US aircraft?
Because they are «data driven?»
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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?
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