Vistara starts phasing out nine Boeing 737
The government has temporarily reallocated as many as many as 488 Jet Airways' slots to Air India, IndiGo, SpiceJet, Vistara, GoAir and AirAsia India to fill the capacity gap in the wake of the airline ceasing operations mid-April last year. A slot is a specific date and time at which an airline can arrive or depart at an airport.
IndiGo likely to get more time to replace engines in A320 neos
The DGCA had asked the airline early November to replace older PW engines in a...
DGCA to inspect PW engines, which have been used for more than 3000 hours, of GoAir's A320neo planes
A senior DGCA official said, "We will be...
Mumbai-Bangalore Indigo flight returned to Mumbai, currently under inspection
"An IndiGo NEO A320 aircraft was operating Mumbai-Bangalore this morning. During the flight the pilot observed a caution message. Standard operating procedures were followed and the aircraft was returned to Mumbai as a precaution," an official release said.
Yet another Pratt engine goes bust on IndiGo A320 neo
This engine adds to the long list of over 110 Pratt and Whitney engines that IndiGo needs to change on close to the 100 A 320/21 new engine option (Neo) aircraft it has in its fleet by January 31, 2020. Given the high rate of snags on a particular series of Pratt's engines for the Neo and as many as 13 inflight shutdowns IndiGo has faced in a year.
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Kingfisher and Jet are symptomatic of a larger industry trend that is highly turbulent and uncertain.
For every new A320neo plane, ground an old one with unmodified PW engines: DGCA to IndiGo
The DGCA had told IndiGo to replace PW engines of 97 A320neo family aircraft "at all costs" by January 31.
Delay in aircraft deliveries, non-availability of engines led to disruption in network: GoAir
"GoAir has placed order of 144 Airbus A320Neo aircraft and experienced delivery delays during the month of November and December, adding to its operational challenge," the airline said in a clarification.
Plumes of uncertainty, hopes of connectivity dot Indian aviation space
After surging over 18 per cent in 2018, domestic air passenger growth sputtered to a five-year low in April 2019 before flying back into double-digit expansion of 11.86 per cent in November.
Vistara to deploy new A320neo planes with enhanced features on its India-Singapore route from Nov 24
Vistara has been operating daily flights on the Delhi-Singapore and the Mumbai-Singapore routes since August 6 and August 7 respectively, using Boeing 737-800NG planes that were leased post the shutdown of Jet Airways in April this year. These planes can carry extra fuel and can fly one hour extra as compared to old A320neo planes.
Last-minute flight cancellations hit holiday crowd
On Monday, GoAir cancelled 18 flights, attributed it to factors such as inclement weather, low visibility and anti-CAA protests in the country. IndiGo also has similar problems. Air India’s 12 A320 are grounded due to technical issues.
IndiGo places firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft
"This order is an important milestone. India is expected to continue with its strong aviation growth and we are well on our way to serve more customers and deliver on our promise of providing low fares, among others," said IndiGo.
IndiGo woes rise as India steps up scrutiny of Airbus engines
An examination of engines manufactured by P&W has identified more engines at risk of shutting down in midair.
Replace A320 Neo plane PW engines that have been used for more than 3000 hours: DGCA to IndiGo
A Directorate General of Civil Aviation official said there are 16 aircraft in IndiGo's fleet in which both the Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines have been used for more than 2,900 hours.
A320 Neo operators comply with weight balance directives: DGCA
At present Indigo, Goair, Air India and Vistara operate the Neo-engine powered A320 planes.
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