Transat A21N at Faro on Dec 7th 2022, returned twice due to engine problems
Last Update: December 16, 2022 / 20:27:58 GMT/Zulu time
The aircraft remained on the ground for about 2:15 hours, departed again but again needed to stop the climb at FL220 and return to Faro for a safe landing about 50 minutes after departure.
The aircraft remained on on the ground until Dec 12th 2022 before returning to service.
On Dec 16th 2022 the Canadian TSB reported in the first flight the crew received an ECAM message to retard engine #2 lever. The crew moved the thrust lever to idle, declared PAN PAN and reuturned to Faro. The same scenario repeated after second departure, about 15 minutes into the flight the crew again received an ECAM message to retard the right hand thrust lever. After the second occurrence the aircraft was grounded for maintenance.
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