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Spirit Airbus A320neo aircraft rest on remote stands at DFW in April 2017 (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Parker Davis)

Next-Generation Aircraft Engines: The Weakest Link

After the Airbus A320neo's biggest customer IndiGo had to withdraw three aircraft from service due to engine related issues, the European builder and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney decided to suspend all deliveries of the aircraft type that are powered by PW1100G-JM PurePower engines. The announcement was released after a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) warned of a new engine issue that may be related to several In-Flight Shut Down (IFSD) events. Until a root cause is determined, all aircraft…

Photos: Spirit A320neo Aircraft Grounded in Dallas Due to Engine…

When it comes to introducing new aircraft, both Airbus and Boeing have experienced¬†issues in the past. This time, Spirit Airlines is having some problems with their brand new Pratt & Whitney PW1000G engines on the airline's Airbus A320neo¬†aircraft. The airline currently has five A320neos in its fleet, however, two seem…