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Airbus halts some deliveries, tests after engine snag

10 February 2018

Earlier overheating problems on the Pratt engines have interfered with A320neo deliveries since early a year ago.

The issue is the latest in a string of problems that have bedeviled the GTF program.

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.

The exact consequences of the Airbus decision are not yet clear, partly because the spare pool of PW1100G may include an unidentified number of engines that need no modification and can therefore be used.

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According to the European Aviation Safety Agency, it was aware of "several occurrences of engine in-flight shutdown" and other in-service events with the engine on the A320neo, Airbus's best-selling plane. But Airbus has still parked around 30 otherwise completed aircraft at its manufacturing sites in Toulouse and Hamburg awaiting engines. This issue is isolated to a limited subpopulation of engines. Furthermore, various Pratt & Whitney-powered A320neo aircraft operated by IndiGo have suffered from mid-air engine snags because of which the flights had to make unplanned landings. Both A320neos and A321neos are affected.

In a statement, IndiGo said it had proactively withdrawn the three A320 neo aircraft from service from February 9.

Neither the aircraft manufacturer nor the agency disclosed what airlines are operating aircraft with affected engines. Secondly, it has said that if an aircraft with at least one affected engine has operated one flight cycle after the directive was issued, it should not be allowed to conduct ETOPS operations.

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According to Airbus, 113 of the jets at 18 airlines use the Pratt geared turbofan engine, but not all are affected.

A320neo operators with Pratt & Whitney engines have been plagued by reliability issues since they began flying passengers in 2016.

IndiGo, owned by InterGlobe Aviation Ltd, said that it is in contact with Pratt & Whitney to address the results of a recent finding.

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Airbus halts some deliveries, tests after engine snag