NEW DELHI :
A Pratt & Whitney (PW) powered Airbus A320neo aircraft operated by IndiGo was grounded temporarily in Kaula Lumpur on Wednesday due to technical snags, the airline said in a statement.
IndiGo flight 6E-1822, which was flying from New Delhi to Kaula Lumpur, had to undergo maintenance work after a fault was observed in its hydraulic systems, the airline said, adding that the aircraft was back in operation in a few hours. "This was not a NEO engine (PW powered engine that powers Airbus A320neo planes) related problem," it added.
The latest incident comes amid heightened safety concerns, primarily due to a series of snags with PW-powered Airbus A320 Neo planes, which make up for a large portion of IndiGo's fleet.
Incidentally, this is the third consecutive day which saw the grounding of PW-powered Airbus A320neo planes. An IndiGo flight from Bengaluru to Mumbai made an emergency landing at the financial capital on 6 January. A day later, another Airbus A320neo aircraft powered by PW engines operated by GoAir, which was travelling from Delhi to Varanasi, was forced to turn back because of a technical glitch.