March 12, 2018 / 11:23 AM / 9 months ago

India aviation regulator orders grounding of 11 jets fitted with P&W engines

NEW DELHI, March 12 (Reuters) - India’s aviation regulator on Monday ordered immediate grounding of certain Airbus A320neo aircraft operated by IndiGo Airlines and GoAir fitted with Pratt & Whitney engines made by United Technologies Corp .

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation in its statement has asked the airlines not to refit the affected engines.

Eight aircraft operated by IndiGo, India’s biggest low-cost carrier which is owned by InterGlobe Aviation, and 3 aircraft operated by its rival GoAir are affected by the order. (Reporting by Aditi Shah Editing by Euan Rocha)

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