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airBaltic A220 diverted after suffering engine in-flight shutdown

An airBaltic Airbus A220-300 en route from Latvia to Spain had to be diverted and land in France after encountering an engine problem. The incident joins a growing list of similar incidents involving the A220....


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GoAir cancels flights, blames Airbus, Pratt & Whitney delays

Indian low-cost carrier GoAir says it had to cancel flights after an unplanned grounding of aircraft part of the current fleet, while new Airbus aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney engines  would fail to arrive by the previously expected deadline in March 2020....


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DGCA demands IndiGo get rid of unmodified PW engines by mid-2020

IndiGo’s woes with its A320neo engines might soon come to an end. Calling the work that the airline has done so far “impressive”, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has set a new deadline for IndiGo to completed remove unmodified, potentially dangerous engines from its fleet. ...


AeroTime Team
A320neo engine issues still pestering IndiGo and Go Air

IndiGo, GoAir are getting a slight break in a series of PW1100G engine woes. The Indian regulatory authorities have recently extended the deadline for replacing the engines in their Airbus A320neo fleets. However, IndiGo CEO admits that solving Pratt & Whitney engine problems remains a challenge. ...


Pratt & Whitney delivers 100th GTF engine in China
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Pratt & Whitney delivers 100th GTF engine in China

Sichuan Airlines took delivery of an Airbus A321neo. The aircraft is powered by Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines, making it the 100th GTF-powered Airbus A320 family plane in China....


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BEA calls for witnesses into Swiss A220 engine loss incident

The French authority is calling for public help to find and identify Pratt & Whitney PW1524 engine parts that disintegrated from Swiss International Air Lines’ A220 during a flight from Geneva to London. ...


AeroTime Team
Pratt & Whitney GTF powered Airbus A319neo makes 1st flight

Airbus A319neo test aircraft,  MSN 6464, made its first flight with Pratt & Whitney GTF engines on April 25, 2019....


India’s authorities concerned over Pratt & Whitney engine safety
AeroTime Team
India’s authorities concerned over Pratt & Whitney engine safety

Indian aviation authorities are not convinced Pratt & Whitney 1100 series engines are safe enough. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a notice ordering the country’s two airlines - GoAir and IndiGo - to implement additional engine safety measures, as well as prohibiting them from operating Airbus A320neo aircraft that uses the engines on a certain route....


Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power Aegean Airbus A320neo fleet
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Pratt & Whitney GTF engine to power Aegean Airbus A320neo fleet

Pratt & Whitney confirms its GTF engine is selected to power up to 62 Airbus A320neo family aircraft in Aegean Airlines fleet. ...


AeroTime Team
History Hour: The yet unchallenged speed record on Boeing 720

On August 15, 1962, American Airlines’ Captain Eugene M. Kruse set a National Aeronautic Association Class C-1 record for Speed over a Commercial Air Route, East to West Transcontinental. ...