When Qatar Airways refused delivery of its first Airbus A320neo at the end of 2015, another major airline came to the OEM’s rescue. Unlike Qatar, Lufthansa felt it could handle the extended cooling times required at the time during startup of the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engine. Since then the combined effect of delivery delays, unscheduled maintenance and necessary upgrades have already wreaked havoc on its A320neo operations. Now another snag is worsening the situation. Increased ...

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