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...
EASA issued a Notification of a Proposal to issue an Airworthiness Directive focused on the CFM LEAP 1A, October 13. EASA states: “It was identified that a batch of high-pressure turbine (HPT) rotor stage 2 disks are possibly affected by a forging process...
Seeing the title, readers were no doubt expecting more P&W related news, right? Well, there is news along those lines. As we have noted before the largest proportion of the A320neo fleet is in India. So this where the industry is learning the fastest about these...
The A320neo program continues its development, and we continue to update A320neo flight test hours. As the first aircraft readies for delivery, albeit a few weeks late, it is an appropriate time to see where the program stands as of year-end. The chart below...
This week saw the GTF-powered A320neo flying again. This is no doubt of great relief to both the aircraft and engine OEMs. Even so, it appears Airbus may be signalling a delay. On an analyst call today Airbus spoke of contingency plans for delay of A320neo...
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