Indigo's entire A320, A321 aircraft are now with modified Neo engines; GoAir modifies 30 aircraft so far

Both Indigo and GoAir used Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A320neo planes.

Sep 16, 2020 01:09 IST India Infoline News Service

Interglobe Aviation (Indigo) has successfully modified its entire A320 and A321 fleets with modified Neo engines. GoAir has modified so far 30 aircraft against total 46 aircraft. The development was announced by Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Civil Aviation Minister Puri through his twitter handler on Tuesday said, "Indigo has 134 A320/321 aircraft with Neo engines which all now have modified Neo engines." He added, "GoAir has 46 aircraft with Neo engines out of which both engines have now been modified in 30 aircraft."

Both Indigo and GoAir used Pratt & Whitney engine-powered A320neo planes.

However, last year Indigo faced a series of glitches during both mid-air and on-ground since their induction back in 2016.

Thereby, the ministry asked both airliners to replace their aircraft with a modified version.

According to airbus.com, the A320neo (new engine option) is one of many upgrades introduced by Airbus to help maintain its A320 product line’s position as the world’s most advanced and fuel-efficient single-aisle aircraft family.

Further, the baseline A320neo jetliner has a choice of two new-generation engines (the PurePower PW1100G-JM from Pratt and Whitney and the LEAP-1A from CFM International) and features large, fuel-saving wingtip devices known as Sharklets.

On Sensex, the Indigo stock was trading at Rs1319.80 per piece down 1.81% at around 1.33 PM. The stock has touched an intraday low of Rs1313.80 per piece. 

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