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DGCA notice to IndiGo COO over P&W engine, conducts safety audit

IndiGo and GoAir, which have Pratt & Whitney-powered Airbus A320 neo planes, have been facing problems with these engines, manufactured by the US firm

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Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is also conducting a special safety audit of the airline's operations and engineering

regulator DGCA has issued a show-cause notice to IndiGo's and engineering head over the engines issues, sources close to the development said.

The of Civil (DGCA) is also conducting a special of the airline's operations and engineering, they said.

Indian carriers and GoAir, which have Pratt & Whitney-powered A320 neo planes, have been facing problems with these engines, manufactured by the US firm, since their induction in the fleet three years ago.

"The DGCA issued show-cause notice last week to IndiGo's and engineering head S C Gupta over the engines issues," a source said.

"The regulator is also conducting a special of the after coming across issues in its operations and engineering," he said.

Queries sent to Prock-Schauer and remained unanswered.

When contacted, B S said the DGCA carries out detailed audit of all airlines at least once a year. He did comment on the show-cause notice.

"We conduct detailed audit of all airlines at least once in a year. (Audit of) is this month...some other one (airline) in June. Every audit involves some action," told

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 14:21 IST
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