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IndiGo grounds three A320 neo planes on engine woes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

No-frills has grounded three neo due to engine problems, according to a at regulator DGCA.

The grounded are powered by engines and the move follows a directive from European safety regulator EASA.

The said EASA on Friday issued an emergency airworthiness directive for neo planes fitted with PW1100 engines having a particular serial number.

The directive came in the wake of instances of the engine's in-flight shut-downs and rejected take-offs involving neo family planes, the added.

has also issued an alert for providing instructions to de-pair the affected engines and discontinue extended range twin-engine operations for fitted with affected engines.

The said has three such aircraft, which have been grounded.

Further, the official noted that the latest issue is different from the problems experienced by IndiGo's A320 neos earlier and those have been addressed.

In a statement, said it had proactively withdrawn the three A320 neo aircraft from service from February 9.

"Our precautionary measure of grounding the three aircraft resulted in cancellations of some of our flights," it said.

According to the airline, the recommendations by Pratt & Whitney as well as EASA are with respect to a certain sub- population of engines, with a particular engine configuration.

Pratt & Whitney, with the support of Airbus, is in close contact with the to address the results of a recent finding related to the issue, it added.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 14:35 IST