All grounded Neo planes back in operation: Official
16/04/2018 12:02

An Official has said that all 14 Pratt & Whitney engine-powered Airbus A320 Neo planes of the two budget carriers – IndiGo and GoAir which were grounded between February and March this year due to safety concerns are now back into operation. As per reports, of these 14 planes, 11 were of IndiGo and three of the Wadia group-promoted GoAir.

Commenting on the issue, an Indigo Official told the media, “None of the 11 A320 Neo planes fitted with P&W engines which were taken out of operation due to the engine glitches are now on ground. All these planes are back into service.”

A GoAir official also said that its three Airbus A 320 Neos which were grounded by the regulator DGCA on March 12 are now flying again.

As per reports, in February, three IndiGo aircraft, with both faulty engines, were grounded. This followed the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issuing an emergency airworthiness directive on February 9 after a few occurrences of aborted take-off and in-flight shut down on A320 Neo fleet worldwide.