DGCA issues advisory for Pratt engines of Airbus A320 Neo

NEW DELHI: IndiGo and GoAir, the two airlines in India the usage of Pratt & Whitney (PW) engines on their Airbus A320 Neos, were requested to mandatorily carry out come maintenance on those snag-prone engines. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday told those airlines to take action within a set time given the endless snags in PW engines for the A320 New engine choice (Neos) aircraft.

“Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued two Airworthiness Directives (ADs) No. 2018-21-10 and 2018-22-02 on Wednesday. The efficient date of each the ADs is December 12, 2018,” stated a senior DGCA legitimate.

“AD 2018-21-10 requires substitute of certain parts on PW 1100 engines from Sl. No. 450 to 614 put in on A320Neo aircraft. This is to handle failure of kinfe edge seal factor. Both Indigo and Go Air are compliant on similar. AD 2018-22-02 requires substitute of High Pressure Compressor (HPC) entrance hub due corrosion. As in step with AD, motion has to be taken within 120 days after efficient date or earlier than exceeding 6,180 cycles since new or within 5 years since the send date as indicated the AD, whichever happens first,” he added.

“Some of the engines put in on aircraft operated through Indian operators are affected by AD 2018-22-02.(Indigo 13 engines, GoAir 2 engines). Indian operators have sufficient time to change into compliant. We have declared the ADs ‘necessary’ and directed the Indian operators to conform inside the duration as indicated within the ADs,” the legitimate stated.

The DGCA directive for the A320 Neos having PW engines comes an afternoon after the Indian regulator alerted operators of Boeing 737 Max — Jet Airways and SpiceJet — about a potential malfunction which could lead to “excessive nose-down perspective, significant altitude loss, and imaginable impact with terrain”. US aviation regulator FAA, and Boeing had issued a bulletin over last two days after analysing the crash of Lion Air’s brand new B737 Max on October 29 soon after take off from Jakarta, killing all the 189 people on board.
DGCA issues advisory for Pratt engines of Airbus A320 Neo DGCA issues advisory for Pratt engines of Airbus A320 Neo Reviewed by Kailash on November 09, 2018 Rating: 5
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