DGCA monitoring inflight shutdowns, ministry reviews safety issues


The Ministry of Civil Aviation & DGCA (Directorate General Civil Aviation) reviewed the position relating to safety issues in respect of P&W (Pratt & Whitney) NEO engines on Tuesday.

The review comes in the wake of reports of inflight shutdowns and a first of its kind incident ever globally, when smoke engulfed an Indigo Airbus A320 NEO forcing it to make an emergency landing in Kolkata. The smoke was triggered by an oil leak as the P&W engines powering the plane developed a snag on December 10, 2018. Tuesday’s meeting was attended by senior representatives of P&W, Airbus, Indigo and Go Air.

“It was noted that the Inflight Shutdown (IFSD) on account of these NEO engines in India has averaged 0.02 per 1,000 engine flight hours which is considerably lower than the stringent global benchmark Read More

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