Select A320neo grounded over new P&W 1100G issues

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EASA on February 9 issued an emergency airworthiness directive (EAD), warning of a potential "dual engine" inflight shutdown on A320neo-family aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared turbofan (GTF) engines.

"The above issue is entirely different from No. 3 bearing failure and combustion chamber failure experienced initially by PW1100 engines, which have been addressed." the official said.

"Airbus has also issued Alert Operators Transmission providing instructions to de-pair the affected engines and discontinue Extended range Twin-engine Operations (ETOPS) for aircraft fitted with affected engines".

The engine issue has been linked to "several" reports of "in-flight shutdown", European officials say.

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The Directorate General of Civil Aviationofficial said IndiGo has three such aircraft, which have been grounded.

In a statement issued on Saturday, IndiGo confirmed that there are some issues with the engine of the said aircraft and keeping the safety as top priority, it has decided not to fly these three aircrafts.

"We have identified the potentially affected engines and communicated with our customers", the Pratt spokesperson said.

Airbus said in a statement that Pratt is "investigating the root cause of this new finding with the full support of Airbus".

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An Airbus spokesman said the planemaker is "in discussions with customers about delivery schedules".

In total, about thirty engines, one or two engines per plane, are affected, according to a source close to the problem.

P&W had resolved both of those problems in the fourth quarter a year ago, parent company United Technologies reported last month. On certain days, the airline had seen as many as nine of its aircraft grounded due to unavailability of spare engines leading to flight disruptions.

The agency had ordered flight restrictions on planes powered by the engines.

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