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FOMS Menu 326 (Approach Routes)

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 allows the user to view and/or print the file of approaches.

The modes available are:





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

ICAO/IATA/Name: Enter either the ICAO or IATA code of the Origin airport. The alternative code will be displayed, along with the name of the airport.

VALID FROM/TO: Valid From and Valid To dates and times  in the format DDMMYY, HHMM. If these fields are left blank, then the Route Analysis program will assume that the route is always valid.

Runway – Runway ID for which approach will be used

Type – Approach type (ILS, VOR, NDB, GNSS, etc……)

Suffix – Identifies same type approaches to the same runway

Disabled – Is approach disabled Y/N

Date/Time fields – allows user to restrict approaches on certain days and times

Usage – if set to “A” (ATC only), approach will not be available for flight planning – awaiting flight check.

Domestic: This field allows Approach routes to be identified as domestic. Routes identified as domestic can only be used by certain ALCs and can include domestic data waypoints.

Jet/Prop - optional aircraft usage <J>jet, >P> prop, <H>helicopter only.

Available For -  This restricts or allows a STAR route to a particular aircraft and engine. The Available For field is used to allow or restrict the aircraft and engine. Up to 12 aircraft and engine series can be added. If the Available for flag = blank (available for all types) / If set to Y = available only for the aircraft types entered / If set to N = not available for the aircraft types entered.

Type: Enter the aircraft type (e.g., DC10).

Series: Enter the series designation of the aircraft (e.g., 30).

Video Mode

The purpose of this mode is to allow you to view Approach Records. Enter the ICAO code of the airport along with the Runway and Type. You can use ? to search for Runway and Type.  The program will respond with a Record Not Found - Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE prompt, and you can then use the up and down arrow keys to cycle through the available options on file.

To clear the screen in preparation for another entry, just press <Enter> rather than an up or down arrow. To return to the Command Line prompt, enter <Q>.

Screen Mode

This mode will permit you to review several records at once. When this mode is selected from the Command Line, the screen will change to a Report Selector. Enter the ICAO codes for the range of stations for that you wish to review approaches. Enter the ICAO code twice if you wish to have the approaches for just one Airport reported.

Airport Range - From: Enter an ICAO code to define the start of the list displayed.

To: Enter an ICAO code to define the end of the list displayed.

Type: Enter whether you want to include RNAV <R>, FMS <F>, ATC <A>, Normal <N> or All (blank) types of STARs in the report.

Runway: enter a runway - optional

Type: enter an approach type or use ? to search - optional

Usage: enter a usage type either <N> normal or <A> ATC only - optional

Hardcopy Mode

Hardcopy mode functions in the same manner as Screen mode, with the exception that the report is sent to the printer so 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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