Engine maker Pratt & Whitney has come out with a revised configuration to address the latest problem in some of its engines powering A320 neo planes.
After European aviation safety regulator EASA’s directive about problems faced by certain P&W engines, budget carrier IndiGo grounded three of its neo aircraft earlier this month.
A “revised configuration” has been released to address the issue relating to a knife edge seal on the High Pressure Compressor (HPC) aft hub that has affected some of the engines, P&W said in a statement today.
It noted that the issue affected a limited sub-population of the PW1100G-JM engine that powers A320 neo aircraft.
Currently, a total of 45 A320 neos are there in the country. Out of them, 32 are with IndiGo and 13 are with GoAir.
“The solution is based on a design with which the company has significant experience, and this solution has received all necessary regulatory approvals,” the engine maker said.
P&W also said it has begun …