Sunclass A330 diverts to Amsterdam with engine trouble

A Sunclass A330 on the taxiway.
Bene Riobó, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A Sunclass flight operating from Stockholm, Sweden to Las Palmas, Spain conducted a precautionary diversion into Amsterdam last week after flight crew reported that one engine was running too hot during the cruise.

Sunclass flight DK1784, an Airbus A330-300, was operating from Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Las Palmas Gran Canaria Airport (LPA) on February 14.

Sunclass DK1784 Stockholm-Gran Canaria

The flight carried out an unscheduled diversion to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) after flight crew noted that one engine was running too hot in cruising flight.

The aircraft was in the cruise at flight level FL380 (38,000 feet) and within 50 nautical miles of Amsterdam when flight crew elected to carry out the precautionary diversion.

Flight track of DK1784 from Stockholm to Gran Canaria showing diversion to Amsterdam.

The aircraft conducted a drift down procedure to the reduced altitude of flight level FL230 before negotiating an arrival into AMS.

According to a report in the Aviation Herald, a listener monitoring radio transmissions between the aircraft and air traffic control (ATC) reported hearing the background transmissions from the aircraft’s ECAM Caution system.

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ECAM Caution Warning

The ECAM Caution system is part of the Electronic Centralized Aircraft Monitor (ECAM), a system on Airbus aircraft responsible for monitoring and displaying information about the engines and other aircraft systems to the pilots.

Specifically, the Caution system focuses on highlighting non-critical issues that require pilot attention but don’t pose an immediate threat to the safety of the flight.

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The flight subsequently made an uneventful arrival into the diversion airport AMS just over 30 minutes after initiating the drift down procedure.

The aircraft operating last week’s DK1784 rotation to Las Palmas was an Airbus A330-300 registered OY-VKI; a 23-year old Rolls-Royce Trent engine equipped wide-body aircraft belonging to the carrier Sunclass.

About Sunclass

Sunclass Airlines is a charter airline based in Denmark that operates flights from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. It is affiliated with Ving Group, a Nordic tour operator.


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