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Thomas Cook A332 (G-OMYT) - 3 engine shut downs in 3 weeks

Old 20th Nov 2012, 10:10
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Delta a week later and it was Deja vu has a similar issue at 30w. They made the call, position, intention, nature of problem...copy gander/copy Shanwick .... It was a wrap....more or less radio silence until they were passed over into radio range of gander VHF.
I'm in awe of these Delta sky gods, must've been high fives and yeahaaws at the bar that night...a round of back patting all over, shame the same can't be said for the other Delta sky gods..Delta 8, accepting 3 calls for other flights and going to the wrong point in the Turkish FIR before finally turning left in the hold instead of right...was lovely to follow them for 12 hours and learn from the master race

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Old 20th Nov 2012, 10:14
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Fudge

Mr. Bloggs quote:- "Bringing an engine back to idle power is NOT a shutdown. It happens quite regularly, as the manufacturer's approved technique to deal with high vibrations, compressor stall, high EGT's and the like. "

Quite right, it is a fudge to protect the ETOPS capability.

The reality is that any engine that is not performing as designed and that cannot be operated within normal parameters has failed.

While I can understand operating an engine at idle, if possible, since it will still provide hydraulics, pneumatics and electrics, the engine is not meeting its designed criteria and statistically should be considered as having failed.
The subsequent ETOPS capability should not be a consideration.
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Old 24th Nov 2012, 17:10
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Wasn't the Monarch because we kept on going and didn't land in KEF.

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