Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System

e-Learning Course


Course Objectives

Purpose of this course is to provide training information about the Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System installed on the AW189, AW139, AW169 Helicopter Family.

Course Contents

The OPLS (Obstacle Proximity Lidar System) is a system used to improve the situation awareness, informing pilots about the distance to the closest surrounding obstacles like rocks, trees and buildings, providing an aid for hovering in confined spaces.

This course covers the following topics:

  • LiDAR Purpose
  • System Background
  • LiDAR components
  • Principle of Operation
  • AW139 LiDAR
  • AW189 LiDAR
  • AW169 LiDAR

eLearning Course Data

Target Population: AW139, AW169, AW189 aircrews and avionics technicians.

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

Indicative Duration: 1.0 hours

Progress/ Final Test:No

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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