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.
This program allows the operator to maintain a data file of fuel costs for all airports from which the airline may operate, The program allows for six levels of price as a function of volume purchased, and it also accommodates the difference between domestic and bonded fuel prices. Additional information on supplier. handling agent, etc., may also be stored for easy reference. The date on which each station’s fuel price record was created or updated is automatically recorded.
The modes available are:
See Fuel Costs Fields for a description of the fields used.
Enter the ICAO, IATA, or FAA code for the airport for which you wish to amend the fuel cost record. If a fuel cost record for the selected station has previously been created, it will be displayed; otherwise a Record NOT FOUND warning will be displayed.
Edit the fields using backspace to delete individual characters, or <Ctrl>-X to clear a field. The text lines for supplier, Fuel Handler, and Remarks, can be edited using the left or right arrow keys to move the cursor within the line. Note that backspace will delete the character at the cursor position; any new characters will be inserted at the cursor position.
Use <Ctrl>-E to escape to a confirmation prompt at any time, without having to step through each and every field. Enter <Q> if you wish to leave the original values unchanged.
To delete a record of fuel costs, enter the Delete mode, and enter the ICAO, IATA or FAA code for the airport for which you wish to delete the fuel cost record. The fuel cost record for that station will be displayed along with the prompt Really DELETE? Enter <Y> to delete the record or enter <N> to leave the record untouched.
Enter the Video mode, and enter the ICAO. IATA or FAA code for the airport for which you wish to view the fuel cost record. If you are not sure of the correct code, you may enter your best guess: if no such record exists, then the next available record on file, sorted alphabetically by ICAO code, will be displayed.
You may page through the data file with the up and sown arrow keys. If you page beyond either the upper or lower limits of the file, you will be returned to a blank record. You may also return to a blank record at any point by pressing <Enter>. At the blank record you can enter another airport code, if you wish. To escape from the Video mode altogether, enter <Q>, or press <Enter> twice.
The Screen mode allows you to view more than one record at a time. When this mode is entered, the screen will be changed to range entry. Enter the ICAO or FAA codes for the range of airports for which you wish to review the fuel cost records. The default values are 0 and ZZZZ.
Note: IATA codes must not be used to define the range since the file is indexed on the ICAO codes, of the airports and not the IATA codes.
Use <Enter> to page through the report, or enter <Q> to quit.
This mode functions in the same manner as the Screen mode, except that the report is directed to the system printer.
Enter <Q> from the command line to exit the program. You will then have the option of entering the next program menu number directly, or defaulting to the last used menu screen.