10 February 2018

Pratt & Whitney GTF Issue Affects Hawaiian Airlines

CH-Aviation reports that a select number of A320neo series aircraft have been grounded by an Emergency Airworthiness Directive put out by the EASA, due to an issue with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G Geared TurboFan power plants. The issue stems from a seal in the High Pressure Compressor in the aft hub, that has led to incidents of in-flight shutdowns or rejected take-offs.

One of the airlines affected is Hawaiian Airlines, with one of their two A321-271Ns, has been taken out of service. Sources report that it is N204HA "‘Ōhia Lehua". Skift.com is also reporting that this engine issue has caused Hawaiian to delay the launch of some of its new A321neo routes. The report also states that Airbus has delayed deliveries of the A320neo series powered by the Pratt & Whitney GTF, and Hawaiian has two in production testing in Europe.

Further information regarding Hawaiian Airlines' summer routes in this press release.

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