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IndiGo Planes cancel take-off due to engine issues. Over 50 flights effected

India’s Low-cost Airline IndiGo has grounded eight A320 neo planes due to engine issues. This has
effected more than 50 flights and has left the passengers stranded. This will continue till the end of
September.

The spokesperson for IndiGo said. “This is to clarify that our 8 Airbus A320 neo planes are grounded.
Our schedule has already planned the non-availability of these aircraft for the month of July, August
and September. The affected passengers have already been accommodated with suitable options”.

IndiGo had to act as a result of issues in the planes engines provided by Pratt & Whitney, sources
said. The airline is experiencing operational issues with the A320 neo engines due to “premature
degradation of the combustor chamber lining and the premature wear of the No. 3 bearing seal.”

The airline had also confirmed that it will receive compensation from Pratt & Whitney for grounding
the planes and expressed dissatisfaction over the situation.

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