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Old 4th Nov 2021, 16:07
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SAS have an ATO approval for AW169. Their initial TR I believe are conducted by Leonardo. Recurrent checks are conducted by their own TRE but all in Sesto.

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Old 4th Feb 2023, 16:00
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AW169 PC simulator

Is there a AW169 PC sim to get familiar with the FMS and autopilot? I know a few options for the AW139, but can't find any for the 169.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 06:50
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No. No online emulator as yet for the AW169. I’m told it’s possibly coming, but at the moment you have to go to the training facility in Sesto to use the VIPT or desktop training suite. Once you sign up for a course you will have access to the reading material on all phases and the training information.

forgot to add, the simulator is a Phase 4. The VIPT is a phase 4. FFS will be upgraded to phase 6 I believe very soon. Some subtle but useful changes, then phase 7 is available with phase 8 also available once the update to phase 7 has been complete. Again don’t quote me on this but I think Phase 7 is some structural changes and phase 8 is software. So when using an emulator make sure its for the correct phase as it can get somewhat confusing.


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Old 10th Feb 2023, 07:31
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The FMS emulator exists for windows, but it's very unreliable and outdated, having functions which are now automatic or simply deleted.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 08:37
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Originally Posted by noooby View Post
As a former 412 mechanic, I can say there is no such thing as minimal maintenance on those pigs. 212 was much better and I'd actually rather take a 139 into the bush than a 412. Far less day to day problems.

Stupid pendulum absorbers that broke apart every 50 hours. Stupid MR blades that are near impossible to balance if you breathe on them. Grrrrrrr. MR heads that would keep moving forever and never settle down after install, continuously affecting vibes. Oh and the governor rigging for the +2/-2. And AFCU failures all the time.

Yeah, I remember the 412. Not fondly.
Most operators operating donít have the same experience you mentioned above with the B412 operating fire, utility, EMS.
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 09:37
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Most operators operating donít have the same experience you mentioned above with the B412 operating fire, utility, EMS.
A certain Police operator in oz does 4 days for a 25 hr! Though that's not the fault of the aircraft
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Old 10th Feb 2023, 13:53
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A certain Police operator in oz does 4 days for a 25 hr! Though that's not the fault of the aircraft
Sounds more like a systemic issue with the operator than the aircraft as you have alluded to.
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 08:11
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A certain Police operator in oz does 4 days for a 25 hr! Though that's not the fault of the aircraft
5 days for 25 hour inspection? That is a joke.
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 14:44
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Nothing like a profit motive to drive efficiency!
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Old 21st Feb 2023, 17:46
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Originally Posted by hoistop View Post
5 days for 25 hour inspection? That is a joke.
I assume the joke is the time increased by 25% after posting!
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