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Insight: Friday 29 November 2019: Are IndiGo’s GTF problems self-induced?

News News reports out of India indicate that IndiGo, which has had inflight shut-down problems with the Pratt & Whitney GTF engine, may be improperly operating the engines.  Go Airlines, the other Indian LCC using the GTF, is not experiencing similar issues, nor...

IndiGo surprises with bumper neo-order

India's IndiGo surprised a few on October 29 by announcing a bumper-order for 300 Airbus A320neo-family aircraft. It is one of the biggest orders with a single customer if you don't include a similar big deal in 2017 for 430 neo's by Indigo Partners - the investor...

As GTF problems are solved, DCGA pulls the plug in India

The Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan has had a difficult introduction, with several problems on the PW1100G powering the Airbus A320neo.  The latest problem involves the aft hub knife edge seal within the high pressure compressor, which has resulted in-flight...

The GTF push-back starts

The general sense among many industry observers is that the Pratt & Whitney GTF is having a tough settling in period.  The most vocal critics have tended to be from India, where the largest GTF powered fleet of A320neos are in service. But today there is an...