IndiGo, GoAir, others get relief; govt intensifies scrutiny of PW engines

Government decides against grounding fleet after PW says mid-air shut down occurred in rarest of rare case

Pratt and Whitney's A320 engines under Indian regulator's scanner

The government has given temporary relief to Airbus A320neo operators IndiGo and Go Air, but is planning to increase scrutiny on Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines. The decision was taken after P&W engineers were able to convince the government that the mid-air shutdown of engines happened in rare instances due to glitches. “We did a root-cause analysis of the incidents that happened with Airbus A320neo. It was found in-flight shutdown happened only in 0.001 per cent cases. The number is lower than the global benchmark. But, since the largest share of the engines are being ...