DGCA gounding 11 planes has 100s of IndiGo,GoAir pax stranded

DGCA grounds 11 A320 neo aircraft having P&W engines

Indigo and GoAir 11 A-320 Neos planes with faulty PW engines grounded

Confirming the development, Bhubaneswar Airport Director Suresh Chandra Hota said "Only one IndiGo flight-No 701 has been grounded in Bhubaneswar".

The aviation authority made the decision hours after an IndiGo aircraft of the A320 neo family suffered an engine failure mid-air and was forced to make an emergency landing at the Ahmedabad airport.

The assembled fuselage of an Airbus A320 narrow-body passenger twin-engine jet airliner moves across the Airbus SE factory floor in Hamburg, Germany.

The regulatory body also warned the two airlines not to refit the spare engines (beyond the serial number 450) that they have in their inventory.

DGCA said it would remain in touch with the stakeholders including the European Aviation Safety Agency.

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Last year, DGCA had ordered detailed inspection of 21 Airbus 320neo planes of IndiGo and GoAir that are equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines, which have been frequently facing technical glitches.

In February, the US aviation regulator said the Pratt & Whitney engines pose a shutdown risk, following similar action by European regulators that month. That's not acceptable, according to the Indian regulator, which said the manufacturer had "no concrete proposal in place at this stage".

The DGCA official said since then, there have been three cases of the in-flight shutdown of A-320 Neos fitted with one affected PW1100 engine.

"The corrective action has been approved and we have already begun to deliver production engines with the upgraded configuration". It and GoAir said they'd complied with the DGCA directive. The aircraft landed safely on one engine with no injuries. The airlines have promised to accommodate the affected passengers in other aircraft but there will be a change in their schedule. The US company added that the "aircraft on ground situation" may take until the end of the second quarter to address.

Out of them, 32 are with IndiGo and 13 are with GoAir.

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