Monday, January 18, 2021

Indian Pilots Turn-Off Airbus Engine Mid-Air After Technical Snag Hits Ahmadabad Bound Fight

According to new revelations, the pilots of an Airbus SE A320 operated by Go Airlines, India, shut down one of its two Pratt & Whitney engines, after encountering a problem in the equipment. The plane landed safely using its other engine at Ahmadabad on September 19.

Russian MiG-31 Jet Demonstrates Stunning ‘Interception’ Capabilities In The Stratosphere: Watch Now

According to reports, the engines had been earlier modified after encountering some glitches in operation and adds up to the already piling problems for the engine manufacturer.

Pratt & Whitney is a subsidiary of Raytheon Technologies and is one of the three leading aircraft engine manufacturing companies, General Electric and Rolls Royce being the other two.

File:Airbus A320-214, Airbus Industrie JP7617615.jpg - Wikimedia Commons

Its engines are also being used in various military combat aircraft, including 5th generation jets like F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, and earlier generation and still potent F-15s and F-16s, transport aircraft like C-17s, rotary-wing aircraft like AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, and many more.

However, its current row of issues with the commercial sector has been adding to its woes. Last year, after encountering problems, IndiGo airlines too, which is the largest customer for Airbus’ A320, had switched away from these engines placing a $20 billion order instead to rival CFM International Inc., a venture between General Electric Co. and France’s Safran SA, Livemint reported.

Last year, the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the premier governing body for the aviation sector in India just like the FAA, announced a modification to be required with the engines without which the planes could and should not fly, and failure to install these modifications would lead to more engines failing or, even a fatal crash.

These modifications were done to the GoAir India’s A320 too, and the engine still made the critical failure- because of which the aircraft had to fly only on one.

The matter is confidential and not many people commented on it, and requests for a statement were ignored by the authorities, even the company. The exact details of the flight are not known.

In September, India ordered GoAir to ground its fleet of the aircraft which did not have the engine modifications done yet. However, as the problem has resurfaced even with the modified engines, the company might be in for a long haul.

Via: Bloomberg

Featured

UK, Germany, France Warn Iran Against Starting Work On Nuclear Program

Tensions between Iran and the EU nations including the UK, Germany and France have reached a fever pitch over Tehran’s decision to accelerate nuclear...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Condemns Attack On Female Judges; Urges Taliban To End Violence

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a statement said the terrorist attack and continued violence is contrary to Islamic guidance and urged the Taliban to...

Why Pakistan Keeps Calling India’s Ruling Party BJP’s Parent Body RSS A Terror Group?

Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council to designate India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) -- the parent organization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Why China’s Dream Of Establishing Overseas Military Base In At-Least 12 Nations Could Soon Turn Into A Nightmare? 

Contrary to the apprehensions of the US Department of Defense that China is wooing 12 countries to make them agree to host its military...

Tejas vs Sukhoi: Why India’s LCA Tejas Is ‘Definitely Better’ Than Russian Su-30 MKI Jets? Expert Analysis

As India takes a great leap forward with a mega deal on home-grown Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), the question is how would they...