In yet another possible trouble for Pratt & Whitney, three other airlines - Jet Airways, Air India and Spicejet - have also reported as many as eight glitches with their Airbus A320 Neo planes in the last two days, reports The Economic Times.
According to the report, three such incidents were reported by JetAirways in the last two days.
As per reports, Jet's B737 plane was also found with a damaged wheel before flying to its destination on Saturday due to which, the plane remained grounded till the problem was fixed.
Another Jet Airways flight travelling from Mumbai to Doha was asked to return to the bay following vibrations in engine 2 of Airbus A330. The third incident occurred when a Chennai-bound flight returned to the bay due to similar technical issues.
"On arrival of Jet Airways flight 9W 418 Mumbai- Jaipur, on March 17, and during a routine inspection, necessitated a grounding due to a technical requirement. The return flight 9W 417 Jaipur-Mumbai operated with a revised departure on the following day due to Jaipur airfield closure and the arrival of a fresh crew set," the airline said in a statement on Tuesday.
On the return of the Doha flight to the bay, it said, "in the interest of safety, our flight 9W 552 operating from Mumbai to Doha, returned to the bay due to technical reasons.'"
Sources said that Spicejet has been facing similar issues. The brake and one of the wheels of a Spicejet aircraft were found damaged at the Hyderabad airport after landing from Patna.
Also, one of the engines of its Bengaluru-Hyderabad flight experienced vibrations during climb. In another incident, the air-conditioning system developed a technical glitch when it was departing from the city to New Delhi.
Spicejet, however, denied these incidents and said that the Hyderabad-Patna flight had a small issue with the wheel and the aircraft "returned to operation for its next rotation."
While, Air India too reported minor glitches.
First Published: IST