Alitalia A332 at Milan on Apr 15th 2019, autothrust control problem

Last Update: April 16, 2019 / 21:04:33 GMT/Zulu time

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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-786

Aircraft Registration
EI-EJG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

An Alitalia Airbus A330-200, registration EI-EJG performing flight AZ-786 from Milan Malpensa (Italy) to Tokyo Narita (Japan) with 222 passengers, was climbing out of Malpensa's runway 35R when the crew stopped the climb at FL220 after the flight crew received an ECAM indication "AUTO FLT AUTOTHRUST LIMITED" for the right hand engine (CF6). The crew assessed the options like continuing to Tokyo with manual thrust, options enroute with respect to ETOPS should it be necessary to shut the engine down as result of the issue, and decided in consultation with dispatch and maintenance to return to Malpensa. The aircraft descended to FL160, dumped fuel and landed safely back on runway 35R about 1:50 hours after departure.

A replacement A330-200 registration EI-EJK reached Tokyo with a delay of 6 hours.

The occurrence aircraft remained on the ground for about 20.5 hours, then returned to service.
Aircraft Registration Data
Registration mark
EI-EJG
Country of Registration
Ireland
Date of Registration
Manufacturer
AIRBUS INDUSTRIE
Aircraft Model / Type
A330-202
ICAO Aircraft Type
A332
Year of Manufacture
Serial Number
Aircraft Address / Mode S Code (HEX)
Maximum Take off Mass (MTOM) [kg]
Engine Count
Engine
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Incident Facts

Date of incident
Apr 15, 2019

Classification
Incident

Airline
Alitalia

Flight number
AZ-786

Aircraft Registration
EI-EJG

Aircraft Type
Airbus A330-200

ICAO Type Designator
A332

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