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Other Route Screen Fields and Functions

There are a few fields and functions that become available only after the routes have been generated from the Route screen (route building display). These are found on the generated routes display of the Route screen.

These other Route screen fields and functions are described below.

Route

The Route list displays all of the generated routes. The route currently displayed in the map is shown in green. Clicking on a different route loads it to the map and updates the route legs (see below). Information displayed for each route includes SID, departure runway, STAR, arrival runaway, fuel amount to burn, distance, flight time, carbon emissions, fuel cost, direct operating cost and overflight charges.

You can sort the routes in ascending or descending order by fuel, distance, time, carbon emissions, fuel cost, direct operating cost or overflight charges by clicking on the desired heading. A black triangle to the right of the header title shows the direction that the list has been sorted in.

New Button

Clicking the New button launches the route builder in its default state. This is used to create completely new routes from scratch.

Use As Template Button

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.

Edit Button

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. Refer to Editing a Route for more information.

Save Button

Clicking the Save button brings up the Save Route group, allowing you to enter your desired save options.

Apply Button

The Apply button applies the selected route to the Map. The Map updates, displaying the applied route in red and the GUI reverts to the Plan screen.

Apply and Compute Button

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 reverts to the Reports screen, where the computed flight plan is displayed.

Delete Button

Clicking on the Delete button deletes the selected route in the list.

Route Leg

The Route is displayed in individual legs. Each leg shows where it originated (From), the airway used (Airway), and where it terminates (To). Flight Level and Orbit Time (above) are also part of each leg.

Flight Level

Each leg of the generated flight includes a provision for a flight level to be entered for it. The Flight Level fields are located to the right of the corresponding leg. Clicking in the field enables it for data entry. The flight level that you enter corresponds to the waypoint listed to the left of it in the To column.

To illustrate, in the example below, the flight level for the leg from waypoint HEMIS to waypoint FNT is entered as 380. This means that at waypoint HEMIS, the pilot begins to ascend from flight level 320 (the flight level entered for the previous leg) so that the aircraft is at flight level 380 by the time waypoint FNT is reached. In order to specify a flight level you must enter a min and max altitude to keep it at that flight level.

Orbit Time

These fields allow you specify an orbit time (i.e., time in a holding pattern) for any waypoint in the route, in minutes. This can be any positive number up to three digits.

If a value is entered for one of these fields, the flight level must also be specified for the associated waypoint.

Profile

The Profile list displays all available cruise profiles for the selected aircraft.

Information Panel

Information on the selected route is displayed on the Information Panel. Select the print icon to print this information if required.


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