Centre to issue new safety protocols for Airbus A320neo aircraft


The Centre will issue new safety protocols for airlines operating Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines. A three-hour marathon meeting was held between the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and officials of the civil aviation ministry (MoCA), IndiGo, Go Air and aerospace company Pratt & Whitney, on Tuesday in New Delhi to review the situation of airbus A320neo engines.

This comes in the aftermath of temporary grounding orders affecting the planes last year and safety-related incidents with Airbus A320 Neo aircraft, powered by P&W. IndiGo and GoAir had been forced to ground A320neo aircraft on several occasions in the past, due to issues related to their engines.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) would issue these norms in consultation with US-based Federal Aviation Authority, which is the regulator that has approved these engines, civil aviation secretary R N Choubey said. Read More

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