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.
The Fuel Distribution Utility program allows operators to create information and instructions that can be included in the flight plan about the fuel capacity and appropriate fueling practices for an aircraft type/series/engine combination, or a specific fin. There are two sections:
the left table contains the names of the different fuel tanks of the aircraft and their capacities
the right table specifies fuel loading information
The available modes are:
You begin by specifying either the FIN # or ALC/Type/Series/Engine combination. If you type in a FIN #, the ALC, Type, Series, and Engine fields are automatically filled in. The ALC, Series, and Engine fields are optional if entering the Type. The filling in of these fields creates the key for the entry.
Fields to be filled in are:
Max Fuel - Enter the max fuel capacity of the aircraft in the aircraft’s default unit.
Tanks - Enter the number of fuel tanks.
This table allows you to specify the order in which tanks are filled depending on the total fuel quantity. Steps are auto-numbered in the order entered. Fields are:
Tanks - Enter the tank number to be filled for this step.
Total Fuel - Enter the total cumulative fuel quantity when this step is completed. The value entered must be greater than the value of the previous step (more than zero for step 1), and equal to or less than the Max Fuel value for the aircraft.
Note 1: N-Flight Planning does not validate that the tank capacities are not exceeded. It is the operator’s responsibility to fill in the Fuel Loading table correctly.
Note 2: Similar to Note 1, the system does not enforce that a tank must be full before adding a step to add fuel to a different tank. In this way, you could create a step to partially fill a tank before starting to fill another one (for example, Fill Right Wing tank to 50% capacity, then Left Wing tank to 50% capacity, then back to Right Wing tank for the remainder, etc).
The date and user signature is filled in automatically when the entry is saved.
Edit allows you to modify all values except key values: FIN #, ALC, Type, Series, Engine.
Delete allows you to delete entries that are no longer necessary.
Video allows you to view all entries.
Screen and Hardcopy provide options to generate reports on the FOMS screen or as a PDF. Options are:
Report Type: (E)quipment, (F)in, or (A)ll. Selecting (E) or (F) allows access to the below fields.
From: Enter the lower bound for report range
To: Enter the upper bound for report range