Budget carrier IndiGo today grounded one more A320 Neo fitted with Pratt&Whitney engine due to “oil chip issue” taking the total number of planes on ground to seven.
IndiGo confirmed the grounding of the plane bearing registration no VT-ITK after completing its flight from Kochi to New Delhi today.
“VT-ITK (Neo) operating COK-DEL (Cochi-New Delhi) was alerted with an ‘oil chip’ message on engine number 1 post landing at Delhi. As a part of troubleshooting, aircraft was withdrawn at Delhi,” IndiGo said in a statement.
Significantly, aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had grounded eight of IndiGo A320 Neo planes on March 12 along with three of GoAir due to safety issues.