Vietnam Airlines grounds 8 Airbus A321neos for engine inspection

February 05, 2024

Vietnam Airlines temporarily grounded eight Airbus A321neos for mandatory engine inspections, as stipulated by the engine manufacturer, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV). According to the engine manufacturer, 44 Airbus A321neos operated by Vietnamese carriers are subject to the engine inspections. The national aviation authority of Vietnam on January 30 asked local carriers to strictly comply with the requirements from Pratt & Whitney, while regularly working with the engine manufacturer and the local airlines to discuss safety measures. Subsequently, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines withdrew the eight A321neos from flying and sent their engines to the manufacturer for maintenance. By January 31, local airlines had wet-leased 15 aircraft to serve the Tet peak travel season.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News