There is good news for frequent flyers — the 14 A320neo aircraft that were grounded due to faulty Pratt and Whitney (P&W) engines, are in the process of receiving replacement engines from the American aerospace manufacturer.
The 14 grounded aircraft, 11 from IndiGo and three from GoAir, affected 47 and 18 flights respectively. On receiving the new engines, both budget carriers have started flying the temporarily stalled routes again.
National news channel NDTV quoted the joint directorate general of Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Lalit Gupta: “Both the airlines (IndiGo and GoAir) have started getting pre-450 serial number engines from P&W.”
When the problems occured, P&W president Robert F Leduc had said that engines of the grounded aircraft would be replaced by April end.