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FOMS Menu 160 (Flight Ops Personnel Program)

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

  • Edit

  • Delete

  • Video

  • Screen

  • Hardcopy

  • Quit

Refer to the FOMS Menu 160 (Personnel Fields) article for a description of the fields used.

Edit Mode

To call up a record for editing, enter the person's number in the ID field. Once the record has been retrieved, you can go to the field requiring amendment with the up or down arrow keys, clear it with <Ctrl>-X or backspace, 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.

Delete Mode

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> deletes the record from the file. Entering <N> cancels the deletion, clears the screen, and repositions the cursor on the ID field for another entry.

Video Mode

Enter the person’s ID number. The record will display if found. If not, it will display Record Not Found - Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE prompt and will be returned. Pressing <Enter> will display the next record in numerical order in the file. You may search 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> returns you to the command line.

Screen Mode

Entering <S> from the Command Line will bring up the Report Selection screen.

ID/NAME/Class/Equip (I/N/C/E): Select the criteria you wish to have the report sorted. The Criteria includes:

  • If you select either Classification or Equipment, you will be able to also sub-select by the alternative criteria. For example, 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, you will be asked to specify the range of IDs to be reported. The default values are A to 999999999.

  • If you choose Name, 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 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 choose 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 can select whether to include comments in the report.

Hardcopy Mode

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

Quit Mode

Entering <Q> from the command line returns you to the Next PROGRAM-NUMBER prompt. This gives you 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>.

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

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