dynkrisolo wrote:I'm surprised this is not reported by anyone. I went to FR24 and see if there are other PW1100G A320neos grounded. Here's what I have found.
Volaris newly deliverd N529VL has yet to enter service, this one doesn't count.
As previously stated, IndiGo's VT-ITF, G, J, K,M, N, O and S are grounded, out of a total fleet of 22.
Spirit still has two out of five (N901NK and N905NK) grounded.
LATAM Brazil has one out of two (PT-TMN) grounded.
Hong Kong Express has one out of three (B-LCL) grounded.
China Southern two out of seven (B-8673 and B-8637) grounded.
Both of ANA's two neos have not been flown since July 8th (JA211A & JA212A).
So, 16 out of the 55 PW-powered neos delivered (not including the Volaris second aircraft) are out of service.
Further, this was in news today:
. Due to constant trouble with these engines, the US engine manufacturer was replacing and/or rectifying them. "PW is facing this issue on the A-320 Neos globally. Due to this, it is unable to supply replacement engines at the required pace. Also, there are some changes in the modifications that were being carried out on the replacement engines. So, the result is that the airlines using the A-320 Neo with PW engines are suffering," said a source.
IndiGo spokesman Ajay Jasra said: "...we continue to face operational issues with the Neo engine.... While this has caused operational disruptions, both PW and Airbus are working to address the issues. In the meantime, we continue to receive the necessary operational and technical support including the provision of spare engines to help mitigate the operational impact on us."
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indi ... n=referral
This is a very significant news, which surprisingly got very little attention yet. 30% of PW NEOs are globally grounded.
Also, ANA's 2 NEOs JA211A & JA212A and VT-ITS all have not flown since 8th July. Sounds like some similar issue with all 3 of them.
PW A320Neo would make B787 feel proud