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Go First may take legal action against Pratt & Whitney over engine issues

IndiGo is the only other Indian airline that uses PW engines on its A320 planes

Go First

Go First received its first PW engine-powered A320 plane in 2016. “PW engines started facing issues 6-8 months after the first delivery,” a source said

Deepak Patel New Delhi
Indian airline Go First is considering legal action against Pratt and Whitney (PW) for failing to provide compensation after March 2020 for planes grounded due to engine supply delays, sources said on Thursday.

About 90 per cent of the airline’s fleet of aircraft uses PW engines. About 24 of the airline’s 55 planes are grounded due to delays in engine supply by PW. Go First is operating 27 per cent fewer flights in March 2023 than in March 2022 (see table). 

PW’s contract with Go First has three main conditions: PW has to provide a spare engine within 48 hours

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First Published: Mar 09 2023 | 9:45 PM IST

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