Engine issues ground new IndiGo Airbus A320 neo aircraft
Updated : August 20, 2018 09:02 AM IST
According to sources, the aircraft had flown less then 50 hours after it was delivered to the airline on July 31 this year, raising concern over grounding of a new plane.
The flight was inducted for regular commercial operation in the first week of this month. On August 10, after operating from Indore to Bengaluru, it was grounded. Reportedly an oil/magnetic chip was found in the engine.
P&W had in a statement said that the grounded aircraft could be back in air from this month onwards. The sixth aircraft was grounded on August 6 due to P&W engine issues.