COVID-19 Impact: DGCA extends deadline for IndiGo, GoAir to replace unmodified PW engines to 31 August
Indian aviation regulator, DGCA, on Monday extended the deadline for IndiGo and GoAir to replace all the 60 unmodified Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines on their A320neo planes from 31 May to 31 August, as supply chain has been impacted due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown
GoAir cancels 18 domestic flights; budget carrier faces non-availability of aircraft, cockpit crew crunch
GoAir has cancelled 18 domestic flights from cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Patna due to non-availability of aircraft and adequate cockpit crew, a source said
Shares of InterGlobe Aviation fell 3 percent on Tuesday after the DGCA asked IndiGo not to use A320 Neo planes which are fitted with PW engines that have already been used for over 3,000 hours, or face grounding of aircraft
Budget carrier GoAir to start international operations from 11 October; to induct 13 more A320 Neo planes this year
GoAir's inaugural flights will operate to Phuket from New Delhi and Mumbai.