The Information panel displays information based on the field that you have selected. Regardless of the type of information being displayed, you can expand the Information panel to display more information by clicking on the small up arrow at the top center of the panel.
The Info arrow at the top right of the Information panel allows you to switch between the Weather and NOTAM Report page, the Weather and NOTAM Query page, the Custom Query and the Flight Plan (only after compute).
Weather and NOTAM Report allows you to view weather and NOTAMs for all stations, the origin only, the destination only, by FIR, or any of the alternates (including take-off alternate). This is done by selecting the corresponding button at the top of the report.
Alternate and Others tabs
Selecting the Alternate and Others tabs displays a subsection of buttons that allow you to view weather information for alternates and additional stations.
The Alternates tab subsection displays: All, T/O Alt, 1st Alt, 2nd Alt, 3rd Alt, 4th Alt, Enroute Alt, Reclear Alt and Pt of Safe Return.
The Others tab subsection displays: All, Reclear, ETP, ETOPS, EEP/EXP and Enroute Wx.
Information is only available if the stations have been entered in the Plan screen or FOMS 115.
You can print the loaded Weather and NOTAM report by clicking on the Printer icon at the top right of the Information Panel.
You can refresh the Weather and NOTAMs at any time to get current information by clicking on the Refresh icon at the top right of the Information Panel.
Weather and NOTAM Query
Weather and NOTAM Query allows you to retrieve weather and NOTAM information for any station or stations that you enter into the Stations field. Multiple station entries must be separated by either a comma or a space. You can choose to view METARs, TAFs, domestic and international NOTAMs, company NOTAMS or SIGMET. This is done by selecting the corresponding button at the top of the Weather and NOTAM Query page.
You can print the results of the Weather and NOTAM query by clicking on the Printer icon .
Custom Query allows you to create a custom weather query.
Select Custom Query from the list and enter your custom query using standard weather query language, e.g.:
- METARs: $SA CYYZ (single) / $SA CYYZ CYYR CYXU (multiple)
- TAFs: $FT CYYZ (single) / $FT CYYZ CYYR CYXU (multiple)
- Domestic NOTAMs: $NO CYYZ or $NO CYYZ CYYR CYXU
- International NOTAMs: $INO CYYZ or $INO CYYZ CYYR CYXU
- FIR NOTAMs: $NO KZBWF or $NO CZYZF CZQMF CZQXF (multiple)
- Requesting several METARs or TAFs for the same station $SA CYYZ N:4 (4 latest METARs) $FT CYYZ N:6 (6 latest TAFs)
- Trend search - $SA24 / $FT24 CYYZ
- METARs and TAFs for multiple stations - $ALLWX CYYZ, CYHM (must have comma between stations)
- SIGMETS - Canadian - $IWS ____ (Enter appropriate region)
- CN - ENTIRE CANADIAN SYSTEM
- CWVR - VANCOUVER REGION
- CWEG - EDMONTON/ALBERTA REGION
- CWWG - MANITOBA REGION
- CYYZ - TORONTO/ONTARION REGION
- CWUL - MONTREAL REGION
- CWHX - MARITIME REGION
- CYQX - NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR
- CYXY - YUKON REGION
- SIGMETS – United States - $WS____ (Enter appropriate region)
- US - ENTIRE USA SYSTEM
- KSFO - WESTERN USA AND ALASKA
- KSLC - WESTERN USA AND ALASKA
- KDFW - EASTERN / CENTRAL USA
- KCHI - EASTERN / CENTRAL USA
- KMSY - EASTERN / CENTRAL USA
- KBOS - EASTERN / CENTRAL USA
- KMIA - EASTERN / CENTRAL USA
- PANC - ALASKA
- FA - Area forecast query - $help areaforecasts
- Volcanic Ash - $VOLCANO / $VOLCANOALL
- Customer Weather - $CUSTOMWX
This is an hourly airport surface condition forecast populated by the Schneider Electric feed. This forecast will be considered when querying for decoded weather (which can affect runway selection).
It is not included in the standard weather package, but can be queried manually using a new query macro, called $CUSTOMWX followed by the station code.
Click the Expand button to resend the query.
You can print the custom query by clicking on the Printer icon .
Flight Plan allows you to view the flight plan for the selected flight, if it has been computed.
You can view airport information for the flight's destination and any alternate destination.
To view destination airport information:
Select the context arrow next to the Dest field in the Flight Info group and select View airport information as show below.
To view alternate airport information:
Select the context arrow next to the alternate field (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th) in the Alternates group and select View alternate information as show below.
When selected the Information panel displays Airport Information.
Information about the airport is displayed including:
- the airport name, ICAO and IATA code
- latitude and longitude
- longest runway length
- company NOTAMs (if any exist)
When you click in a completed aircraft field, the Information panel displays Aircraft Information.
Information about the aircraft is displayed including:
- FIN and registration
- default applicable units, e.g., kgs or lbs
- default profile type and format
- aircraft type and series
- engine type
- MELs and CDLs (with associated code, date and description)
- company NOTAMs (if any exist)
When you click on a route field in the route group, the Information panel displays Route. The route string is displayed in the panel. Below the route string, any available route remarks are displayed.
When you click on an automation event in the Automation Events list, details regarding the event (status, execution time and log) are displayed.
If there are any changes to a flight plan, that don't require a recompute, Flight Amendments can be added to the text field shown below.
If the flight package layout has flight amendments in the package contents, flight amendments will show up in the reports tab. See the Package Definition Group for more information.
This panel shows ATC Transmissions (Inbound and Outbound).
This panel is displayed by clicking the 'Gear' icon of a flight where available. It shows the execution log of the automation events.
Flight AIRlang Rules
This panel shows the Airlang rules that were followed or broken when the route was created.