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Pratt and Whitney to deliver aircraft engines by end-Sept: civil aviation ministry official
August 24, 2017 / 7:54 AM / a month ago

Pratt and Whitney to deliver aircraft engines by end-Sept: civil aviation ministry official

The logo of Dow Jones Industrial Average stock market index listed company United Technologies and their subsidiary Pratt & Whitney is pictured in San Diego, California April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake/Files

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pratt and Whitney has told India it will provide replacement engines for grounded A320neo aircraft operated by IndiGo and GoAir airlines by the end of September, a civil aviation ministry official said on Thursday.

Eight IndiGo planes and two GoAir jets are grounded because the carriers cannot get replacement engines from Pratt and Whitney, which is owned by United Technologies (UTX.N).

The official, asking not to be named, said the government has told the engine maker to prioritise its deliveries to India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, and GoAir.

Reporting by Aditi Shah; Editing by Malini Menon

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