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Picture: AW139 gets ice clearance

The AW139 has received certification for its FIPS de-icing system.


The FIPS under test following an ice-making CH-47. AgustaWestland image

May 5: AgustaWestland has announced that the Full Ice Protection System (FIPS) for its AW139 medium twin helicopter has received Federal Aviation Administration certification, following European Aviation Safety Agency certification issued in February.

The FIPS system includes ice detectors, automatic activation system with manual back up, electrical power generators, engine intake protection grids, heated windshield and blades (main and tail rotor).

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Bernd Boddenberg said on the 5-Jul-2010 at 15:59

Is there a photo available of the CH-47 equipped with the ice-making gear?
It would be of interest for modelling purposes.
B. Boddenberg

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