Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is planning to issue additionally safety protocol for airlines using Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines.

This news comes after the Civil Aviation Ministry held a review meeting with IndiGo, GoAir, Airbus, and P&W to discuss the frequent glitches with aircraft using P&W engines, since 2016.

According to PTI, aviation authorities said, “Based on these latest interactions, DGCA will issue an Additional Directive relating to Safety Protocols within a week to the airlines concerned. The situation is being continuously monitored by DGCA as part of its safety oversight system,”

Until now, there have been 12 inflight shutdowns since the entry of Neo engines in 2016 in India. This had led to GoAir and IndiGo grounding few of its A320 Neo aircraft in the past.

However, while reviewing it has been taken into consideration that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States and the European Aviation Safety Agency have not declared the engines as unsafe.

Jessica Goel