Indigo cancels 42 flights after DGCA grounds planes with faulty engines

New Delhi, Mar 14 (ANI): Indigo airlines cancelled as many as 42 flights on March 14 due to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation’s (DGCA) directive to the budget carrier to ground faulty Airbus A-320-neo aircrafts powered by Pratt and Whitney PW1100 engines. 14 flights have been grounded. The airline is also taking steps to ensure that all concerned passengers are compensated. Earlier, the DGCA had directed Indigo airlines and Go Air to ground 11 Airbus A-320 New Engine Option (NEO) aircrafts with immediate effect, after recurring instances of aborted take-offs and in-flight shutdowns (IFSD). The regulatory body also warned the two airlines not to refit the spare engines (beyond the serial number 450) that they have in their inventory.

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