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India: meeting between carriers, Airbus and Pratt & Whitney

Objective to solve the A-320neo engine problems as soon as possible

IndiGo and GoAir executives had met today -according to Indian press- with the leaders of the aerospace company Airbus and of the engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, in a meeting that will be used to discuss the problems posed by the engines installed on the A-320neo aircraft. The reason is that in recent months the two airlines have had to put on the ground several new aircraft on several occasions since several failures have hit the PW1000G that feed them, and that's why the civil aviation authority of India he would have asked IndiGo and GoAir not to put other A-320neo into service until the defects are resolved. An important problem for Airbus that has in India one of the main markets for its aircraft and that has almost 500 orders from these two carriers; however, it must be Pratt & Whitney that has to intervene because the engine manufacturer has already obliged the European company not to deliver about 100 A-320neo due to delays in updating some components of the engine in question.

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