Regulators have mandated temporary operational limitations for Airbus A220 operators in the wake of three Pratt & Whitney PW1500G engine failures in the last three months. The restrictions, issued by Transport Canada (TC) in an Oct. 25 emergency airworthiness directive (AD), limit engine N1 settings to 94% while operating above 29,000 ft. (FL290). EASA adopted the directive and others are expected to follow. “Several occurrences of engine inflight shutdowns [IFSDs] were ...

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