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IndiGo withdraws three A320neos from service after engine safety alert

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Budget passenger carrier on Saturday said that it has "withdrawn" three of its (new engine option) from service after "receiving" precautionary recommendations from European Safety Agency (EASA) on a particular engine type which powers these planes.

According to the airline, it received the recommendations from as well as EASA with respect to the powered by "PW1100G-JM" engines.

"The recommendations are with respect to a certain sub-population of engines, with a particular engine configuration. has only three such affected As soon as learnt of these developments, had proactively withdrawn the three from service w.e.f. 9th of February," the company said in a statement.

"Our precautionary measure of grounding the three resulted in cancellations of some of our flights. But we feel it was the best decision in the interest of our safe and reliable operations."

The added that passengers affected due to flight cancellations have been accommodated in "our other connections and flights of other airlines".

"The passengers have also been given choice of full refund as well. Safety of aircraft, passenger and crew at is of highest priority and at no time it can be compromised with," the statement said.



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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 17:36 IST