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India to issue new safety rules for A320neos with Pratt & Whitney engines

Reuters  |  NEW DELHI 

By Aditi Shah

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's civil watchdog will issue an advanced in one week for airlines operating A320neo fitted with the troubled engines, the civil secretary told on Tuesday.

Low-cost airlines IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation, and operate these in

Ministry officials and the of Civil met with executives from IndiGo, GoAir, maker and to discuss the ongoing issues with the engines that have led to several planes being grounded in recent months.

Authorities have identified five issues broadly with engines out of which has taken corrective action on four of them, R.said, adding Pratt is working on resolving the fifth issue related to the gear box.

Measures such as grounding of existing planes and halting the induction of new A320neo aircraft are not needed as of now, Choubey added.

(Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Euan Rocha)

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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 22:07 IST