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DGCA set to remove restrictions on Pratt&Whitney powered A320 Neo aircraft

Due to restrictions, IndiGo & Go Air were forced to use older A320 CEO aircraft, which consume more fuel

The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM jet engine of an Airbus A320neo. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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The Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM jet engine of an Airbus A320neo. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Arindam Majumder
Indian aviation regulator DGCA is set to give EDTO approval to Airbus 320 and 321 Neos fitted with Pratt and Whitney engines, which are used by IndiGo and Go Air.
 
EDTO or Extended Diversion Time Operations approval is mandatory for aircraft to take routes for which the nearest suitable airport, to make an emergency landing, is more than 60 minutes away.
 
The PW engines have suffered multiple glitches leading to inflight shutdowns due to which DGCA had restricted EDTO operations of A320 and A321Neo aircraft, primarily operated by IndiGo and Go Air.
 
However, US and European aviation regulators gave this

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First Published: Nov 27 2020 | 3:11 PM IST

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