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IndiGo picks Pratt & Whitney rival CFM for LEAP1-A engines, deal soon

IndiGo's deal with CFM could be announced during the Paris Air Show to be held from June 17 to 23

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IndiGo’s decision to go for CFM is seen as a big blow for P&W’s geared turbo fan engine programme

Arindam Majumder New Delhi
IndiGo, the largest customer of Airbus’ fuel-efficient A320neo family aircraft with Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines, is learnt to have decided on rival CFM International for LEAP1-A engines. The airline is looking at an order for 280 aircraft. IndiGo’s move to shift to CFM, a 50:50 joint venture between the US’ General Electric and French engine maker Safran, follows a series of issues, including the grounding of planes due to trouble with P&W engines.

IndiGo’s deal with CFM could be announced during the Paris Air Show to be held from June 17 to 23, sources in the know said. The

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First Published: May 30 2019 | 1:13 AM IST

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