Indigo, Go Air can use grounded planes after changing engines: Jayant Sinha

India aviation regulator orders grounding of 11 jets fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines

On Monday, a Lucknow-bound IndiGo Airlines flight was forced to return to Ahmedabad after one of its engines failed.

The assembled fuselage of an Airbus A320 narrow-body passenger twin-engine jet airliner moves across the Airbus SE factory floor in Hamburg, Germany.

The DGCA also grounded such aircraft of another domestic carrier GoAir.

The DGCA has also ordered the airlines not to refit the engines even though there are spares in their inventories. Of the 11 grounded planes, eight belong to IndiGo, while the remaining three are owned by GoAir.

On Monday, hundreds of passengers were stranded across the country as dozens of flights were cancelled by IndiGo and GoAir due to the grounding of the 11 A320 Neo planes of the two carriers. The civil aviation regulator had asked the US-based manufacturer Pratt & Whitney for a commitment regarding safety concern but did not receive an affirmative response.

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Three A-320s of IndiGo planes had already been grounded because of being equipped with the faulty engines.

The DGCA has been informed by the European Aviation Safety Agency that it is evaluating "some interim proposals", and will be revising the emergency Airworthiness Directive "in due course as soon as current affected engines will be modified with a safer interim design". The US company added that the "aircraft on ground situation" may take until the end of the second quarter to address.

A Pratt & Whitney turbofan engine installed on an Airbus A320neo aircraft.

The DGCA official said since then, there have been three cases of the in-flight shutdown of A-320 Neos fitted with one affected PW1100 engine. "We are altering flight schedules and communicating the same to those affected by the last minute changes; we are making all possible arrangements to minimize the impact", GoAir said in a statement.

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