BASEL, Switzerland - SWISS has grounded its entire fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft following a new incident that occurred earlier today. As a result, every flight due to be operated today by a SWISS Airbus A220 has been canceled. SWISS’s Airbus A220 engines are provided by Pratt And Whitney, writes Tom Boon for SimpleFlying.com. Continue reading original article
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October 16, 2019-On Tuesday, SWISS grounded its fleet of Airbus A220 aircraft after encountering an issue with the Pratt & Whitney engines. SWISS operates 29 Airbus A220s, including nine A220-100s and 20 A220-300s.
SWISS decided to ground the A220 fleet to conduct engine inspections of all aircraft, telling Simple Flying that "Only following a faultless inspection will these aircraft be returned to regular flight duties. This will put substantial restrictions on SWISS’s flight operations, as numerous flights will have to be cancelled."
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