NEW DELHI: Full-service carrier Vistara‘s first Boeing aircraft has been grounded due to an engine related technical glitch, industry sources said on Tuesday. The airline, however, rebuffed the claim and stated that the aircraft had been sent for a routine maintenance check.

The aircraft last operated a flight between Amritsar and Delhi — UK 694 — on Monday. It had been in operation since May 31.

“A regular maintenance check is being conducted on our Boeing aircraft as per the regulatory requirements. We expect the aircraft to be back in service by tomorrow. Ensuring safety in all aspects of operations is of paramount importance to us,” a Vistara spokesperson told IANS.

The airline has leased six aircraft from BOC Aviation to accelerate its growth in the domestic market.

The full-service carrier had on May 24 announced that it had leased four Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft, which would be delivered by month end and two Airbus A320neo powered by ‘CFM LEAP 1A’ engines, which were scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2019.


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