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Pratt & Whitney GTF Engine Failures Ground Swiss A220 Fleet

Continuing reliability issues that have plagued the Pratt & Whitney GTF geared turbofan engines are now impacting the A220 fleet at Swiss, which has been grounded for inspections.   A third recent incident with the PW1524 engines powering the aircraft has led to a...

Insight: Monday 7 October 2019: PW GTF will need new gearbox for Airbus A320 applications

News The FAA has issued a proposed airworthiness directive for the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines that power the Airbus A320neo family.  Engines for the A220 (nee C Series), Embraer E2 jets, and Mitsubishi SpaceJets are not impacted by this AD. The AD would...

Uncontained engine failures on SWISS A220s prompt FAA to issue AD

Two recent uncontained failures on Pratt & Whitney PW1524-engines on SWISS Airbus A220-300s have prompted the FAA to issue an Airworthiness Directive (AD) for extra inspection of these Geared Turbofans. The AD also includes the PW-1900 as used on the Embraer...

Daily Insight: Thursday 30 May 2019: Pratt & Whitney GTF – Choosing the Wrong Launch Customer?

News Indian carrier IndiGo is according to news reports switching from the Pratt & Whitney PW1000G geared turbofan for its A320neo fleet and moving to the CFM Leap1A, with the initial deal for 280 aircraft.  This deal will likely be announced at the Paris Air Show...