14 Indigo, GoAir planes to stay grounded as Centre talks tough
Suresh Prabhu, who took charge of Civil Aviation Ministry on March 12, noted that safety should not be compromised on any account. On the same day, aviation regulator DGCA ordered IndiGo and GoAir to immediately ground 11 A320 neo planes powered with a certain series of P&W engines after incidents of mid-air engine failures. "Let them rectify this error and till that time they will be grounded and we called the airlines and told them to make alternate arrangements," Prabhu said.
While 14 planes were grounded by IndiGo and GoAir last month due to engine issues, some of them are back in operation after being fitted with spare engines from P&W. Image source: PTI