ALSO READIndiGo grounds three A320 neo planes on engine woes Three Indigo aircraft grounded after Pratt & Whitney engine issue No plans to ground A320neo fleet powered by 'PW1100G-JM' engines, says DGCA 'Continuously monitoring' A320neos powered by PW1100G-JM engines: DGCA IndiGo withdraws three A320neos from service after engine safety alert
Citing safety of aircraft operations, the DGCA said, A320 neos fitted with PW1100 engines beyond ESN 450 have been grounded with immediate effect.
The regulator would be in touch with the stakeholders and review the situation in due course and when the issue is addressed by European regulator EASA and P&W, it added.
Earlier in the day, Civil Aviation Secretary R N Choubey had said that an appropriate decision would be taken today.
The directive followed instances of the engines shut-down during flights and rejected take-offs involving the A320 neo family aircraft.
On February 13, DGCA had said that it was monitoring engine glitches to ensure that safety is not compromised at any time.
On February 21, P&W said it has come out with a revised configuration to address the latest problem in some of its engines powering A320 neo planes.
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