Prince William, Prince Harry to split royal household in weeks
Jussie Smollett charged for lying to police, impersonating brother in 2007
Dolly Parton Brushes Off Rumors About Her Sexuality Again: 'I'm Not Gay'
Meghan Markle's Baby Shower Had Serena Williams, Amal Clooney And Gayle King
Chris Hemsworth to Play Hulk Hogan in Todd Phillips’ Directed Biopic
IndiGo grounds three A320 neo planes over engine woes, flight operations hit
12 February 2018, 09:30 | Regina Holmes
The passengers have also been given choice of full refund as well said IndiGo
Airbus brought the issue to the European aviation agency's attention, a spokesperson said, and the company has outlined safety recommendations for airlines until Pratt & Whitney can fix or replace the engines.
This is the second occasion when the airline has been forced to ground planes on account of P&W engine problems. "We have three aircraft with the particular engine configuration, which have been flagged by EASA", IndiGo said in a release.
Airbus has suffered missteps with its latest aircraft, ranging from delays for the A350 stemming from seat glitches to engine issues afflicting its upgraded A320neo and A330neo models.
Airbus SE halted all deliveries of its best-selling aircraft, the A320neo narrow-body jets featuring the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G geared-turbofan engine, after the European Aviation Safety Agency issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD) warning of potential in-flight engine failure. At least four scheduled flights have been cancelled and at least six have been delayed.
The EASA said that "several occurrences of inflight shutdown and rejected takeoff have been reported on certain" A320neo-family aircraft powered by GTF engines.
According to a statement released by the airline, IndiGo has withdrawn three A320 neo aircraft from service, effectively from February 9, 2018, due to the engine problems. Airbus has issued an Alert Operators Transmission (AOT) providing instructions "to de-pair the affected engines and discontinue [ETOPS] for aircraft fitted with affected engines", according to EASA.
"We have identified the potentially affected engines and communicated with our customers", the Pratt spokesperson said.
More turbines at both Airbus and Pratt facilities were affected, they said.
JB Hi-Fi sales and revenue lift
JB Hi-Fi closed one of its New Zealand stores in the six months ended December 31, while opening seven new stores in Australia. The company now expects its full-year profit to be in the $235-$240 million range - beating its $172 million result last year.
Mkhitaryan: Arsene Wenger 'friendlier' than Jose Mourinho
Christian Pulisic insists he remains focused on life at Borussia Dortmund despite the pull of the "unbelievable" Premier League. Wenger tried to temper expectations. though, by pointing out that goals can be harder to come by in the Premier League .
N.Korea extends invitation to South
The North initially had no athletes coming to the Olympics, but the International Olympic Committee allowed 22 as special entries. So calling for unification during cross-border talks at Panmunjom or even forming a united Korean sports team is only symbolic.
Ragbir safe from deportation for now
Ragbir was scheduled for deportation Saturday but won a temporary stay Friday while a federal judge reviews his case. Large crowds gathered in Lower Manhattan Saturday for a rally and march in support of immigrant rights.