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1       Introduction 

Building a New Route 

This topic covers route generation on the Route screen. You will learn how to generate a new route using the options available on the Route screen. 

We estimate that this will take 5 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed Explanation 

Building a new route

This training will cover the New Route functionality.

Including:

        Building a new dynamic route

        Building a new route using a route string

        Building a new hybrid route

Building a new dynamic route

Using the N-FP "MTTA" functionality, we will generate a new route.  That route will be dynamically generated based on current wind and weather forecasts.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Route tab.

Based on configuration and settings, N-FP may automatically generate an optimum route, or set of routes, where no saved routes exist.

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Interaction 1 Click the New button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Departure Runway dropdown button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Max Headwind list item.

The Departure Runway options have selections to facilitate various types of planning.

 

For this training we will utilize the Max Headwind option.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Arrival Runway dropdown button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Max Headwind list item.

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Interaction 1 Click the Generate button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Apply button.

Building a new route using a route string 

N-FP has the ability to generate routes based on an established "route string."  This can be entered manually or copied and pasted from a source document.

 

A route string can be paired with the MTTA functionality.  This will be covered in the "Hybrid Route" section.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Route tab.

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Interaction 1 Click the New button.

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Interaction 1 Click the MTTA input field.

The "route string" can be entered manually or copied and pasted from an external source.

 

The string will be pasted automatically for the purpose of this training.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Generate button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Apply & Compute button.

Once a route is generated, a user can either use the route as a template, edit the route, save the route, apply the route, or Apply and Compute. 

 

        Clicking the Use As Template button launches the route builder with most of its components populated with the values of the selected route. By creating a new route using another as a template, the you can compare changes in fuel, distance, etc. between two similar routes. The Use as Template button is only enabled when a route is selected in the route list.

        Clicking on the Edit button allows you to make changes to all or part of an existing route. The Edit button is only enabled when a route is first selected and then one or more route legs are selected in the route leg list.

        Clicking the Save button brings up a new menu, the Save Route group, allowing a user to enter the desired save options.

        Clicking Apply will simply apply the route. The map will update to display the applied route in red, and the GUI will revert to the Plan screen. Press the Compute button to compute the flight plan with the selected route.

        Clicking Apply & Compute will trigger the system to proceed directly to the flight plan computation process.The Apply & Compute button applies the selected route to the Map, and begins computing the flight plan. The Map updates, displaying the applied route in red, and the GUI may revert to the Reports screen, where the computed flight plan is displayed.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Reports tab.

System settings can be configured to automatically move the GUI to the Reports page upon computation, or to allow the user to select the Reports page when necessary.

 

For this training, the user will manually select the Reports page after the computation of the flight plan. 

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the IFPS Validate tab.

N-FP offers functionality which will confirm IFPS Validation with one click from the Reports page.

A Green Check indicates IFPS Validation with an easily recognizable icon.

Building a new hybrid route

For the purposes of this training, a "hybrid route" is considered to be a route that utilizes both a dynamic route generation, and an established route string.

 

For this example, we will utilize the IFPS Validated portion from the previous route, to easily ensure IFPS approval on a new city-pair route.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Route tab.

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Interaction 1 Click the New button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Generate button.

The route data has been pre-populated so that the trainee does not have to manually type the route string.

 

This route data instructs the system to dynamically generate an "MTTA" route from Detroit to waypoint SOMAX. From SOMAX, the system will follow the established route string that has been copied from a previously IFPS approved routing for a different city-pair.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Apply & Compute button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Reports tab.

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Interaction 1 Click the IFPS Validate tab.