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Bleed air is used for:

Engine Cowl and Wing anti-icing


Ice detection probes are:

 Electrically de-iced


How does an Ice Detection Probe work?

The probe vibrates at a high frequency, when ice forms on the probe, the frequency is dampened and ice is detected. For every 60 seconds of operation, the probe is heated for 5 seconds to melt off the ice so it can continue to detect icing conditions.


With the Wing and Cowl Icing off, and ice is detected, what message and light indications will you get?

ICE caution message is displayed and the ICE DET switchlight on the ANTI-ICE control panel illuminates


What happens to the ICE caution message on EICAS when Wing and Cowl Anti Icing is turned on and operating?

The ICE caution message turns into an Advisory message


When the airplane is clear of icing, what happens to the ICE advisory message?

After a pre-determined set of time with no ice being detected, the ICE advisory message goes away


Do the side windows in the cockpit only operate at a low setting?

Yes, since they only have de-mist, and de-fog capabilities


What is the HIGH setting used for on the windows in the cockpit?

The high setting is only for the left and right windshields and is for shedding Ice accumulations


The left and right Pitot/Static probes are heated how?



The Ice Detector switch/light illuminates amber to indicate aircraft entry into icing with:

Wing and/or cowl anti-ice off


The windshield wipers have two control panels, one for the captain and one for the co-pilot. Do the wipers operated seperately or together?

With either the Left or Right control panel selected on, BOTH wipers work together, regardless if the other panel is set to off


What determines the speed the wipers work at?

The last input from either wiper control panel determines the operating speed and or mode


At what point does the ADSCH (Air Data Sensor Heater Controls) energize all probes and sensor heaters regardless of probe or generator switch position?

Weight Off Wheels(Air Mode)


When an engine generator is supplying the electrical buses and the probe switches are OFF the ADSHC applies half power to which probes when in ground mode?

The three pitot heads.

No other probe receives power. Selecting the probe heater switches to ON, continues to supply half power to the three pitot heads but full power is applied to the standby static ports and AOA sensors. The pitot bases and TAT are not heated.


What does the DET TEST switchlight test when pressed?

  • Ice Detectors 
  • Air Data Probes
  • Sensor Heaters


How are the Piccolo tubes in slats 1,2 and 3 interconnected?

Flexible Connectors


How many temperature sensors are used for the Wing Anti Ice?

8 sensors in total 4 in each wing * 2 inboard * 2 outboard


What are the dual functions of the temperature sensors mounted outboard near the wing tips for Wing Anti Ice?

The Outboard sensors are used to detect:

  • Detect insufficient temperature
  • Detect failure of the Piccolo tubes


What are the dual functions of the temperature sensors mounted inboard near the wing rot for Wing Anti Ice?

The inboard sensor supplies the temperature data used by the AILC to: 

  • modulate the wing anti-icing valves.
  • The sensor also detects when the wing overheats (WING OVHT warning message)


What occurs with the Windshield Heat on LOW?

All 4 panels are heated to 24c


What occurs with the Windshield Heat on HIGH?

Side windows are heated to 24c Windshields are heated to 41c


What is a good ICE detector test indication?

  • ICE caution message
  • ICE switchlight illuminated
  • ADS HEAT TEST OK advisory message


When is wing anti ice required to be on during flight operations?

TAT < 230 kias (except when SAT is <= -40c) or when ice is annunciated


When is cowl anti-ice required to be ON during flight?



If Type II, III, or IV deicing fluid has been applied, when do you turn on  wing anti-ice departing an airport?

Just prior to increasing thrust for takeoff