Here we are sharing a piece of big news with you Indigo, the country’s most extensive carrier by fleet and market shares, eventually has an assessed number of aircraft it will have to ground as a result of the powder metal issue on its Pratt & Whitney-powered fleet. The airline anticipates the Aircraft on Ground (AOG) estimate to be in the range of mid-thirties because of the power metal issue, which is total to the existing groundings which are in the upper forties. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article.
This could take the total number of grounded aircraft in IndiGo’s fleet to over 80 during the January to March quarter (Q4-FY24). In terms of size, this indicates that the airline will have as many planes grounded as Akasa Air and Air India Express put together. Presently, Air India Express (containing erstwhile Air Asia India) has a fleet of 57 aircraft while Akasa Air has a fleet of twenty planes. Currently, this news is gathering massive attention from the people as they are interested to know the complete information. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.
According to the report, since installation in March 2016, Pratt and Whitney’s GTF engine performance has troubled Indigo, like several other airlines in the world. A delayed installation led by in-flight shutdowns and warnings led to the recreation had become a common event, so much so that the standard had to step in. The fresh efforts represented that inspections had to be done earlier than scheduled, leading to more downtime for the plane and extra work for the engineering team. So please read the complete article till the end.
As far as we know, New issues continued to crop up at regular intervals with current aircraft being grounded for want of engines, which have been not readily available due to supply chain problems. Interesting as it may appear, Praff & Whitney had exceeded 800 orders and commitments for its GTF engine between January and June 2023. The airline expects to keep its capacity guidance for Q3 and FY24 as a whole where it anticipates to grow in the north of mid-teens”. The airline is installing 11 A320s on wet leases and signing deals for 20 A320ceo on dry leases. IndiGo has a fleet of more than 330 aircraft. 112 A320neos and 25 A321neos, with a capacity of 137 aircraft have been powered by Pratt & Whitney. Stay tuned to us for more updates.