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1       Introduction 

FOMS 300 Menus 

This topic covers the FOMS 300 menus. 

We estimate that this will take 5 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed Explanation 

FOMS Menu 100 (Aircraft Maintenance Menu)

FOMS Menu 300 is the Database Maintenance Menu. It is the gateway to the routes and waypoints/airways databases, and other miscellaneous database programs.

 

 

FOMS Menu 301 - FAA Routes Program

This program allows users to add, edit, view, delete and import the FAA Preferred and CDR Route summaries, as published on the 56-day chart cycle.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Import

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

FOMS Menu 305 - City-Pair Routes Program

Use this program to create routes between any city-pair. It is designed to offer you complete flexibility so that you can be specific about every detail of the route, or define the route in terms of one or more MTTA (Minimum Time Track Airways) segments, or any combination in between.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

This functionality is available on the main user interface via the Maintenance screen. View the City-Pair topics for more information.

FOMS Menu 306 - Disable Routes Report Program

Use this program to generate a report of all of the city-pair routes on the system that have been flagged as Disabled by the AIRAC update process.

There are no modes in this program.

Press Y to generate the report. Press Enter to return to the main menu.

FOMS Menu 310 - Preferred Entry Route Program

Use this program to create and maintain preferred entry routes that connect with a track structure. These may or may not be associated with a specific airport of departure. The Route Analysis program searches this file for preferred entries named in the Track Message, and assembles routes containing the appropriate segments.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 315 - Preferred Exits Program

Use this program to create and maintain preferred exit routes that connect with a track structure. These may or may not be associated with a specific airport of arrival. The Route Analysis program searches this file for preferred exits named in the Track Message, and assembles routes containing the appropriate segments.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 316 - Preferred Departure Program

Use this program to create and maintain preferred departure routes that connect an origin airport with a transition waypoint via some ATC published preferred route. The Route Analysis program searches this file for preferred departures and assembles routes containing the appropriate segments.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 317 - Preferred Arrivals Program

Use this program to create and maintain preferred arrival routes that connect a destination airport with a transition waypoint via some ATC published preferred route. The Route Analysis program searches this file for preferred departures and assembles routes containing the appropriate segments.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 320 - SIDs Program

Use this program to view and/or print the file of Standard Instrument Departures.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

This program is maintained by NAVBLUE. Most users will not be able to add or edit SIDs. 

FOMS Menu 325 - STARs Program

Use this program to view and/or print the file of Standard Terminal Arrivals.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

This program is maintained by NAVBLUE. Most users will not be able to add or edit STARs. 

FOMS Menu 326 - Approach Routes Program

Use this program to view and/or print the file of approach routes.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

This program is maintained by NAVBLUE. Most users will not be able to add or edit approach routes. 

FOMS Menu 330 - Track Updates Program

Use this program to view the detailed waypoints and fixes for both fixed track structures such as the North Pacific, or floating track structures such as the North Atlantic.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

FOMS Menu 340 - Waypoints and Facilities Program

The Waypoints and Facilities data file is a key navigation file for FOMS. The file contains information on more than 30,000 worldwide airway points, including such data as: identification, location, frequency, VOR/NDB/Enroute/Terminal, and local magnetic variation.

Given the number of changes that are made by the various regulatory bodies on a routine basis, it will be appreciated that there will be a need to keep this file updated at all times.

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The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

FOMS Menu 341 - Airways Route Update Program

Use this program to access the Airways data file, permitting airways data to be viewed and printed. These airways are used by the Minimum Time Track Airways program and all of the various Routes programs to ensure that any routes entered conform to the published airways.

Data is updated by NAVBLUE every 28 days in accordance with the AIRAC cycle.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

FOMS Menu 342 - Airways Direct Legs Update Program

To ensure that the Route Analysis program uses only company approved direct legs in the interpretation of an MTTA, this program allows the user to establish a file containing only those direct legs which are confirmed to be acceptable.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

The modes available to you may be different based on your settings and operational needs. 

FOMS Menu 343 - Airways Link Program

Use this program to view all of the waypoints that are linked by airways or direct legs to a selected waypoint. This enables you to determine what airways use the particular waypoint, and what direct legs have been established.

The modes available are:

        Video

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 345 - CDR Airways Report Program

Use this program to generate a report of all airway segments that are currently flagged as CDR 2 or CDR 3 according to EUROCONTROL's Conditional Routing scheme.

The modes available are:

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 350 - Flight Level Maintenance Program

Use this program is to permit Flight Level Codes to be defined. Each two-character code can be associated with a range of flight levels that may be flown.

The modes available are:

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 355 - Minimum Off-Route Altitudes Program

Use this program is to permit Flight Level Codes to be defined. Each two-character code can be associated with a range of flight levels that may be flown.

The modes available are:

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 355 - Minimum Off-Route Altitudes Program

Use this program to provide the user with information related to the Minimum Off-Route Altitude (MORA) for a given position represented in latitude and longitude.

The modes available are:

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 365 - Taxi/Circuit Times Database Program

Use this program to manage taxi and circuit times for a particular airport with a greater level of detail than is currently available via the airport database program. The system uses the information from these databases to determine the proper amount of taxi time or circuit time to use when an airport is loaded. If the flight plan being computed does not find information related to the airports of operation for that flight in these databases then it uses the default times found in the airport database. You can define circuit and taxi times for specific times of day and further tailor the use of these times to a specific airline code or aircraft type.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

This functionality is also available via webFOMS.

FOMS Menu 366 - Curfew Times Database Program

Use this program to store curfew times for an airport, and optionally for specific aircraft types.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

This functionality is also available via webFOMS.

FOMS Menu 375 - Flight Papers Archive Program

Use this program is to view any of the flight data that has been sent to the flight record archive files. By entering the flight key information, (flight number, day, and origin, plus the month), it is possible to view any category of data that has been archived for any selected flight.

Archiving is done automatically by NFP upon viewing the flight brief in the user interface (Reports screen). The complete recipient list, including a fully expanded alias list, is archived.

The modes available are:

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 380 - User Restricted Regions Program

Use this program to define a restricted region of airspace.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 381 - Published Restricted Areas 

Use this program to view the Published Restricted Areas. These areas are updated with AIRACs and published in AIPs. You can also see restricted areas on the map.

The modes available are:

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 382 - User Restricted Regions Override 

Use this program to override the Active Type and Time range for Published Restricted Areas in FOMS 381.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

FOMS Menu 394 - FIR Warnings Program

Use this program to display a predefined warning message when the route of flight of an active flight plan enters an FIR found within the database.

Dispatch Warning Only - the text of the warning message entered is displayed as a Compute warning on the status bar, see Status Bar for more information.

Flight Plan Warning Only - the text of the warning message entered is included in the Flight Plan.

The modes available are:

        Add

        Edit

        Delete

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit 

This functionality is also available via webFOMS.

FOMS Menu 395 - FIR Boundaries Program

Use this program to view FIR Boundary information.

 

The modes available are:

        Video

        Screen

        Hardcopy

        Quit