Mumbai, India - Indian low-cost operator IndiGo is switching to the CFM International's LEAP1-A engines for its Airbus A320neos due to ongoing problems with the Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G engines.
The news was published by the Indian newspaper Business Standard, but neither IndiGo nor CFM International confirmed it. The deal between the two companies is expected to be announced during the Paris Air Show in June.
Business Standard says IndiGo will place an order for 280 pairs of LEAP1-A engines for its upcoming A320neos. Indian low-cost already operates a 86 A320 / A321neo jets, all equipped with the Pratt & Whitney's PW1100G engines.
Due to problems with those engines, IndiGo had to ground some of its A320neos from time to time.
IndiGo is the world's biggest customer for the A320neo family jets with 430 orders. The loss of the airline as an important customer would, therefore, be a disappointment for the American engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney.