New Delhi, India - IndiGo had another engine failure today (Dec. 5) with an Airbus A320neo fitted with the Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G Engines.
The IndiGo A320neo with registration (VT-IVU) took off for Bengaluru from Mumbai at 9:38 a.m. local. During the climb, the pilots observed heavy vibration on one of the engines. The aircraft was at 13,000 feet when the incident happened.
The aircraft returned to the departure airport safely.
Engine number two had high vibrations twice during the climb. Once while passing through 4,000 feet the message came momentarily. Then again, while 10,000 feet, high vibrations for 35 seconds were experienced. Aircraft safely returned to Mumbai and is grounded there for checks,
said an airport official.
Pilots observed a caution message on the A320neo operating Mumbai-Bangalore on Thursday morning. Standard operating procedures were followed and the aircraft returned to Mumbai as a precaution. The aircraft is currently under inspection at Mumbai,
An IndiGo spokesperson added.
It became the 14th PW Engine failure that the Indian carrier encountered this year.
IndiGo is the largest A320neo customer in the world and is also the only airline to have frequent engine failures with its A320neos.
IndiGo said to its pilots not to go beyond 93% thrust during take-off after the Indian regulator concluded that full-throttle take-off practices might have contributed to the engine malfunctions.