AW139 Full Ice Protection System (FIPS)



Course Objectives

At the end of this course you will have become familiar with the architecture and the operation of the Full Ice Protection System that can be installed as an optional kit on the AW139 Helicopters.

Course Contents

Different types of ice may form on the aircraft depending on the flying conditions; although rare, ice formation may have serious effects on aircraft performance. Pilots must use normal operational planning and techniques to avoid flight in these conditions.

The AW139 Helicopter may install the Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) kit that provides fully redundant ice detection, de-icing of the Main Rotor blades, anti-icing for the Tail Rotor blades, and Windshield heating.

The course content covers the following topics:

  • FIPS description
  • FIPS operation
  • Abstract from RFM including operational limitation

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eLearning Course Data

Target Population: AW139 Type Rated Pilots and Engineers;

Regulatory Requirement: Non-specific; could be beneficial for specific Training programs

Indicative Duration: 3 hours

Progress/ Final Test: None

Course Delivery Method: self-paced eLearning training; Interactive; Multimedia

Course Access: Leonardo Helicopters Training Academy Portal – eLearning Area; AW Training App

Access Availability: Unlimited – 24/7

Access Expiration: No less than 1 year

Device Compatibility: Desktop, Tablet, Smartphone

OS Compatibility: Windows, iOS, Android

Offline Availability: Yes (through AW Training App)


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