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India grounds 11 Indigo, GoAir jets after P&W engine shutdowns

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By Aditi ShahNEW DELHI (Reuters) - A series of in-flight engine failures prompted India's aviation regulator on Monday to order the immediate grounding of Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with certain Pratt & Whitney engines.Eleven aircraft operated by Indian carriers IndiGo and GoAir are affected by the directive from India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), it said.DGCA said it had also asked the airlines not to replace the engines. On Monday a flight operated by IndiGo, India's biggest low-cost carrier, experienced a technical glitch with one of its engines. It was forced to ...

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:39 IST