P&W says will upgrade all A320neo engines by June

With aviation safety regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) turning up the heat over safety of A320neo engines, the manufacturer Pratt & Whitney (P&W) has claimed it will upgrade all the aircraft in India by by around June this year.

According to P&W officials, more than 95% of the fleet in India have completed the retrofit. “We expect 100% completion in the first part of 2019” said a spokesperson, adding that hardware and software upgrades are providing significant improvements in engine reliability and time on wing.

The response from P&W comes even as DGCA is likely to issue an additional advisory soon for Airbus planes fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines.  Read More

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