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
DGCA extends deadline for IndiGo to replace all 135 unmodified Pratt and Whitney engines till 31 May
In December last year, it was reported that the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) might extend the deadline given to IndiGo to replace the PW engines of its planes beyond 31 January.
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
Glitches with Pratt & Whitney engines began to dog IndiGo again with four more A320s and A321s reporting one issue or other between Sunday and Tuesday