Airbus no longer accepts Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines

Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines equip new A320neo family aircraft. Due to problems with these engines, Airbus decided to give up.

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Airbus has decided to abandon the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines, which power the A320neo and A321neo aircraft. Problems have been reported with several engines in this model, starting with the P770450 series.

Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines

According to Airbus and EASA, there are 33 aircraft affected by problems with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines. However, the affected airlines were not mentioned. 11 of the planes have both engines with problems, while another 21 planes have only one of the engines with problems.

The situation may be aggravated if the engine manufacturer does not find quick solutions, and the delivery schedule of the new A320neo could be delayed.

We mention that Pratt & Whitney also deliver PW1100G engines for CSeries and Embraer E-2 programs, but they are not affected. By the time the problem was resolved, Airbus had already parked about 30 planes waiting for the engines.

Industry sources mention 4 cases in which the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines caused problems, but the real number could be much higher. How do the problems manifest themselves? There have been cases where Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines have stopped, leading to cancellation cancellation

As an alternative, Airbus will equip new A320neo family aircraft with CFM Leap-1A engines.

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