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1       Introduction 

ETP Group 

This topic covers the ETP group on the Plan Screen. You will learn how each option in the group is used by the N-FP system. You will also see a demonstration of ETP functionality along with a review of the dynamic and static ETP generation methods. 

We estimate that this will take 5 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed Explanation 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the ETP >> button.

The ETP group on the Plan screen provides you with the fields that you need to complete if the flight utilizes ETPs (Equal Time Points).

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Out Pair 1 input field.

The ETOPS group is extendable to reveal 12 ETP pair fields that can be entered. A pair consists of one ETP-in station and one ETP-out station. 

Interaction 2 Enter CYVR into the Out Pair 1 field.

Enter an ETP-out station for the corresponding city-pair. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the In Pair 1 input field.

Interaction 2 Enter CYZP into the In Pair 1 field.

Enter an ETP-in station for the corresponding city-pair. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Right-click the Out Pair 1 input field.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Ice Protection if Forcasted list item.

This turns on ice proctection if it is forecasted. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Right-click the Out Pair 1 input field.

The field turns green when selected. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Ice Protection Enabled list item.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Plcy dropdown button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the AB list item.

Use the dropdown list to select a policy (as established through FOMS Menu 232 (ETP Policies Program) for the corresponding ETP pair. 

The fields in the ETP group are all disabled if no ETP policies exist in the database.

Any policy remarks entered are displayed at the bottom of the screen when a policy is selected.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Compute button.

The ETP information can be graphically displayed on the N-FP Map.

 

The ETP information will not display until after the flight plan has been computed.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Flight button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the ETP checkbox.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Double-click the ETP points on the map image.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Zoom in button.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Reports button.

At the proper zoom level, the Map will display the individudal Equal Time Points for each ETP Scenario within the selected ETP Policy.

 

For more information on ETP Scenario and ETP Policy creation, please review the N-FP Maintenance courses.

With the proper flight plan format variable, the ETP information can be displayed on the flight plan for crew reference.