Note: 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 is intended as a control file to help ensure that access to the system is limited to designated personnel, and that Aircraft captains scheduled for particular flights are indeed compatible with the Aircraft scheduled for use. This can be of considerable significance in those cases where a change in Aircraft type is dictated by maintenance or scheduling problems. Operations staff will be alerted to the fact that crew scheduling will have to assign a different crew. The names of flight crew and dispatchers can be drawn from this data file and transcribed to each flight plan as it is produced.
The available modes are:
Add / New
See Flight Operations Personnel Fields for a description of the fields used.
To call up a record for editing, enter the person's number in the ID field.
Once the record has been retrieved, you may step to the field requiring amendment with the up or down arrow keys, clear it with <Ctrl>-X or backspace, and then enter the new information.
When you have made all the changes you wish, enter <Ctrl>-E to escape to the confirmation prompt on the Command Line.
Enter the personnel code number. The record will be retrieved from the data file and displayed, along with a Really DELETE? (Y/N) prompt. Entering <Y> will delete the record from the file. Entering <N> will cancel the deletion, clear the screen, and reposition the cursor on the ID field for another entry.
Enter the person’s ID number. The record will be displayed if found, otherwise a Record Not Found - Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE prompt will be returned. Pressing <Enter> will display the next record in numerical order in the file. You may page through the file using the up and/or down arrow keys.
If you press <Enter> while a record is being displayed, the screen will be cleared, and the cursor returned to the ID field for a new entry. Entering <Q> will return you to the Command Line.
Entering <S> from the Command Line will bring up the Report Selection screen.
ID/NAME/Class/Equip (I/N/C/E): Select the criteria by that you wish to have the report sorted. If you select either Classification or Equipment then you will be able to also sub-select by the alternative criteria, i.e., if you select Classification as the principal selection criteria, then you will also be able to do a sub-selection based on Equipment, and vice versa.
If you chose ID, then you will be asked to specify the range of IDs to be reported. The default values are A to 999999999.
If you choose Name, then specify the range of names to be reported. The default values are A to ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
If you chose Classification, you can enter one of the available classification designations, or alternatively use the default value of ALL. If you select a classification that is dependent upon Equipment (such as CPT, F/O, or F/E) you will also be able to chose a specific Equipment type, or default to ALL. Choosing CPT will give you the further option of whether to select only High Minimum captains, Not-High Minimum Captains or both.
It is thus possible to generate reports of, for example, all Captains with High Minimums for the B757, all First Officers qualified on the A320, all dispatchers, etc.
You may also select whether to include comments in the report.
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.
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>.