DGCA orders more checks on planes with Pratt & Whitney engines
Updated : January 18, 2019 02:38 PM IST
IndiGo, the biggest carrier by market share, and its low-cost rival GoAir, which fly the A320neos in the country, were forced to ground the aircraft on several occasions due to issues related to the engines.
The air safety watchdog has ordered that airlines must inspect some parts of the 1100 series engines weekly and train the cabin and cockpit crew to deal with and report any kind of odour, burning smell or smoke.
Pratt & Whitney said in a brief statement that the DGCA's directive mandates some specific actions and that the engine maker would fully support the Indian carriers.