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DGCA asks airlines to make extra checks on A320neo planes with P&W engines

A320neo operations to Port Blair were being restricted as the airport has limited capacity

Reuters  |  New Delhi 

India's air safety watchdog on Thursday directed airlines to make extra checks on their Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines as part of new safety protocols after temporary grounding orders affected the planes last year. IndiGo, India's biggest carrier by market share, and its low-cost rival GoAir, which fly the A320neos in the country, were forced to ground the aircraft on several occasions due to issues related to the engines. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has ordered that airlines must inspect some parts of the 1100 series ...

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First Published: Fri, January 18 2019. 08:53 IST
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