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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…