A320Neo engine failures in India lower than global average: DGCA

The mid-flight engine failures on A320 neos in India has averaged 0.02 per 1000 engine flight hours which is considerably lower than the stringent global benchmark of 0.05 rate per 1000 engine flight hours, said a press release issued by the civil aviation regulator on Wednesday.

India has had a total of 12 mid flight engine failures called “Inflight Shut Downs” (IFSD) since the time the A320neo engines powered by Pratt and Whitney engines began operating flights in March 2016.

On Tuesday, the ministry of civil aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) reviewed the position relating to the safety issues in respect of Pratt and Whitney Neo engines, which are fitted on A320Neos operated by IndiGo and GoAir.

The meeting was attended by the senior representatives of Pratt and Whitney, Airbus, IndiGo and GoAir. The DGCA statement said that most of these In Flight Shut Downs and other related incidents have happened due to failure of “Number 3 Bearing” seal Read More

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