Iraqi Airways, a new operator of the Airbus A220, has been forced to ground its fleet.
Per Iraqi Airplanes on Twitter, the Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority has ordered the model’s suspension.
Iraqi Airways no joins a long list of operators that have grounded Airbus A220 and Pratt and Whitney powered engines following problems. Additionally, the global engine shortage for Pratt and Whitney has impacted customers’ attempts at sourcing additional engines.
Per Cirium fleet data, Iraqi Airways has 4 Airbus A220s. It’s one of the newer operators of the series, having only acquired its first a short period ago. Its youngest is only 0.3 years of age.
As each week passes, the number of aircraft grounded continues to grow, and the industry continues to face pressures from all corners of the globe.