43 defective engines installed on 32 Airbus 320 (neo) aircraft: P&W

IndiGo flight. File

"We are working with Airbus and our customers to minimise any operational disruption", it said.

The grounding of aircraft came after a directive from European Aviation Safety Regulatory (EASA), PTI reported. Aircraft with one affected engine are restricted from certain extended-range flights.

This issue is isolated to a limited subpopulation of engines.

Airbus on Friday warned of new problems with the Pratt & Whitney engines on its A320neo planes, prompting European air safety officials to issue emergency restrictions (See: Airbus warns of new Pratt & Whitney engine problem).

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus SE said on Monday that India has 14 A320neo aircraft where at least one PW engine is in the faulty category.

The gear turbo fan engine put on Airbus 320 (neos) is facing problems leading to engine failures.

Meanwhile affected IndiGo passengers have been accommodated in other connections and flights of other airlines, the airline said, adding that passengers have also been given choice of full refund as well.

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Airbus has traditionally offered two engine options on the A320, and the company maintained that approach on the neo.

February 09-Airbus warned Friday that Pratt & Whitney engines on some of its A320neo jets have another problem, and European air safety officials issued emergency restrictions, the Wall Street Journal reported online Friday.

It's hard to assess how this latest setback will affect United Technologies' short-term profitability or its goal this year of nearly doubling the 374 engine deliveries it made in 2017, but it doesn't seem good.

The Pratt & Whitney engines are installed in about 113 Airbus planes across 18 airlines - the majority of which are in India and Europe, a Pratt & Whitney spokesperson told CNNMoney.

The development comes days after budget passenger carrier IndiGo said that it has "withdrawn" three of its A320neo aircraft from service after "receiving" precautionary recommendations from European Aviation Safety Agency on a particular engine type which powers these planes. Airbus has issued an Alert Operators Transmission (AOT) providing instructions "to de-pair the affected engines and discontinue [ETOPS] for aircraft fitted with affected engines", according to EASA.

"Airbus and Pratt are working in close cooperation and will be swiftly communicating on the way forward to regain normal operations and resume aircraft deliveries", spokesman Jasra said.

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