AW139 SAR Mode

eLearning Briefing


Briefing Objectives

At the end of this briefing you will have gained a complete understanding of the AFCS SAR Modes and FMS SAR patterns for the AW139 helicopter.

Briefing Contents

AFCS SAR Modes, as FMS SAR patterns, of the AW139 helicopter are integrated in the most complete development of the 4 axis Flight Director. This configuration, as optional equipment, is available with the phases 5,6 or 7 of the Honeywell Primus EPIC®. We are focusing there on the issue for the phase 7.

The 4 axis Enhanced Flight Direct with SAR Modes has been developed in order to make easier and more safe the SAR missions by decreasing the workload of the crew. Then basically, the SAR Modes are intended to enter into Hover mode, automatically and safely, starting from various situations.

Through this briefing, we are going to see how to operate the SAR modes, what are the limitations and the process of each modes. Because to operate safely, it’s crucial to understand what you can expect to be done when you decide to engage a SAR mode.

This briefing covers the following topics:

• Overview of FD SAR modes.
• Detailed explanations of the operation of each SAR mode, Controls and indications in the cockpit.
• Operation of the FMS SAR Patterns, controls and indications.
• Safety Fly Up function

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eLearning Briefing Data

Target Population: AW139 aircrews, AW139 avionics technicians, AW139 managers.

Regulatory Requirement: Non-specific

Indicative Duration: 3 hours

Progress/ Final Test:Yes test required.

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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