GoAir has a fleet of 56 Airbus A320 planes, including 40 A320Neos. Seven of its planes have been grounded following regulatory directive to inspect aircraft engines which have crossed more than 3,000 hours.
The inspection was ordered in December after engine snags led to aircraft returning to departing airports. After the inspections engines were removed in December and January but spare engines are not immediately available, sources said.
“We have undertaken these suspensions as far ahead of time as possible in order to minimize the inconvenience to our customers, who are our paramount concern. We expect — with the support of Airbus and Pratt & Whitney — to reinstate these flights and operate at the earliest opportunity," GoAir said.
In a statement Airbus said “GoAir is a valued customer of Aurbus and we are proud of our relation. Airbus is supporting the engine maker to maintain the schedule for engine deliveries and support GoAir's smooth operations.”