JetBlue Engine Failure in Shannon: Only The A321neo’s 4th Flight

Last weekend, a JetBlue Airbus A321neo operating a flight between London & New York suffered an engine failure and diverted to Shannon.
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Last weekend, a JetBlue Airbus A321neo operating a flight between London & New York suffered an engine failure and diverted to Shannon.

It has emerged that it was only it’s 4th commercial flight, which is expressing significant concerns once again over the Pratt & Whitney engines it uses.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

B62220 – London to New York: Diversion to Shannon…

Last weekend, a JetBlue Airbus A321neo operating a flight between London & New York suffered an engine failure and diverted to Shannon.
Data provided by radarBox.com.

AviationSource reported on this emergency landing last Saturday, which you can see by clicking here.

JetBlue flight B62220 is a routine scheduled flight between London Heathrow and New York JFK.

The aircraft involved in the emergency landing into Shannon was operated by N2180J.

As per data from Planespotters.net, N2180J is a 0.1 year old Airbus A321neo that was only delivered to the airline on March 14.

Of the A321neo variant, JetBlue has 33 of them in the fleet, of which 24 are in active service and nine are parked.

B62220 departed London Heathrow at 0737 local time this morning and proceeded westbound to New York JFK.

The aircraft initially made it’s transatlantic crossing but then u-turned back around quite early into the process.

From there, a descent from FL340 to FL200 was observed during this u-turn.

Furthermore, the JetBlue Airbus A321neo bound for New York JFK successfully diverted to Shannon, Ireland.

It is understood the cause of this diversion was due to an engine failure onboard the JetBlue flight from London Heathrow.

N2180J Has Only Operated Four Commercial Flights…


Last weekend, a JetBlue Airbus A321neo operating a flight between London & New York suffered an engine failure and diverted to Shannon.
Data provided by RadarBox.com.

Data from RadarBox shows that N2180J, which is stuck in Shannon, has conducted five flights, which is broken down into the following:

  • 1 delivery flight from Melbourne to New York JFK.
  • 4 commercial flights to Los Angeles and London from New York JFK.

Furthermore, N2180J is powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1130Gs, which is the same as what has been experiencing issues worldwide.

Over the last seven months, we have seen the likes of Wizz Air cutting capacity due to this.

Other airlines such as Air New Zealand, IndiGo & Spirit Airlines have also experienced the same problems too.

More recently, Air Astana has recently agreed a compensation package with Pratt & Whitney over such engine availability.

Not A Great Look for Pratt & Whitney…


Adam Moreira (AEMoreira042281), CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In conclusion, it is unclear how long N2180J will be grounded for.

However, this is not good news for JetBlue, especially only a couple of days into the aircraft’s commercial life.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how long it will take to fix the engine in Shannon, Ireland.

But for now, N2180J will not be operating any transatlantic flights between London and New York anytime soon.

It is unclear what action will be taken by Pratt & Whitney at this stage following this particular incident.

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