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FOMS Menu 107 (Runways Program)

The following descriptions represent the typical access and privileges afforded to users designated as Dispatch Managers/Supervisors. Users with dispatcher privileges will have limited access to a subset of the screens presented.

FOMS Screen 107 (Runways Program) is a program that permits you to enter specific data relating to a particular runway at a given airport. This permits the specification of a particular runway to use when planning a route. See also FOMS Screens 320 and 325, as well as Runway Specific Procedures.

The modes available are:

  • Add
  • Edit
  • Delete
  • Video
  • Screen
  • Hardcopy
  • Quit

Add Mode

AIRAC Cycle / Cycle: Choose the AIRAC Cycle to use, see AIRAC Cycle for more information.

Airport ICAO: Enter the four-letter code assigned to the airport by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or the alpha-numeric FAA code if no ICAO code has been assigned. The IATA code and airport name fill in automatically if the airport exists in the system.

Runway Identifier: Enter the identifier for the runway.

Length: Enter the length of the runway in feet.

Magnetic Bearing: Enter the magnetic bearing in degrees.

Latitude: Enter the latitude of the runway’s end in degrees, minutes and tenths. The equivalent in degrees, minutes and seconds is automatically populated.

Longitude: Enter the longitude of the runway’s end in degrees, minutes and tenths. The equivalent in degrees, minutes and seconds is automatically populated.

PCN: Enter the pavement classification number, pavement type (<R> for rigid concrete, or<F> for flexible asphalt), sub grade type (<A> through <D> for strong through weak), tire pressure maximum (<W> for any through <Z> for lowest), and test method (<T> for technical or <U> for usage).

TORA - Take Off Run Available - read-only

TODA - Take Off Distance Available - read-only

LDA - Long Distance Available - read-only

ASDA - Accelerate-Stop Distance Available - read-only 

Updated: Enter initials identifying the person who last updated the screen information. The current date will update when the file is saved.

Type: Enter <N> for Normal or <A> for ATC only.  

Date From/To - Time From/To: Set a validity date, time, or day for a runway. A warning message is displayed in the Alert panel on compute if a runway is disabled.

Edit Mode

To edit a runway, enter <E> from the Command Line, then enter the ICAO or IATA code of the airport. The airport data will be displayed and you may use the <Enter> key to step to the fields that you wish to edit. To edit a field you may use the backspace key to remove individual characters, or <Ctrl X> to erase the field completely.

Once you have made all the required changes, you may exit to a confirmation prompt by moving the cursor beyond the last field, or by pressing <Ctrl E>. If you are satisfied with the changes you have made, you may save the edited record to disk by responding <Y> to the confirmation prompt. Responding <N> will reposition the cursor on the screen so that you can make further changes. If you prefer to abandon your edits and leave the record unchanged, you may do so by responding <Q>.

Delete Mode

To delete a runway, enter <D> from the Command Line, then enter the ICAO or IATA code of the airport and the runway identifier. The airport data will be displayed. Confirm that you want to delete the runway by entering <Y>, or enter <N> to quit without deleting the runway.

Video Mode

You may review the runways on file for any given airport by selecting Video mode from the command line, then entering either the ICAO or IATA code of the desired station. If corresponding runways are on file, then the information will be displayed to screen, otherwise a Record Not Found - Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE error message will be returned. Pressing <Enter> will display the next runway in the data file (sorted alphanumerically by identifier.) You may then scroll through the list by using the up and down arrow keys. Pressing <Enter> again will clear the display, leaving the cursor in the runway identifier field for a new entry. Enter <Q> while in Video mode to clear the display and return you to the Command Line.

Screen Mode

When Screen mode is selected, the screen will change to the Report Selector screen, with the cursor positioned on the initial format selection field.

Airport ICAO From: Enter the ICAO identifier of the first station you wish to see reported.

To: Enter the ICAO identifier of the last station you wish to have reported.

Hardcopy Mode

Hardcopy mode functions in the same manner as Screen mode, with the exception that the report is sent to the printer and that hence you do not have the ability to terminate the report in mid-stream.

Quit Mode

Entering <Q> from the Command Line will return the Next PROGRAM-NUMBER prompt so that you have the option of going directly to your next program if you know the menu number, or of returning to the previous menu if you simply press <Enter>.

 

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