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IndiGo Prepares Mega Engine Order, Defying Aviation Gloom

  • India’s largest airline negotiating with Pratt & Whitney, CFM
  • IndiGo is Airbus’s biggest customer for A320neo family of jets
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IndiGo, India’s biggest airline, is in talks with Pratt & Whitney and CFM International Inc. for its next batch of jet engine orders, according to people familiar with the matter, a rare sign of dealmaking in a sector that’s been paralyzed by the virus pandemic.

The discussions with the rival manufacturers relate to engines that would power about 150 new Airbus SE A320neo jets, the people said, asking not to be identified because the negotiations are private. Talks are preliminary and there’s no timeline on when any agreement may be reached, the people said.