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.
FOMS Screen 366 (Curfew Times Database) is a database that allows the user to store curfew times for an airport, and optionally for specific aircraft types.
The modes available are:
ICAO: Enter the four-letter code assigned to the airport by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) or the alpha-numeric FAA code if no ICAO code has been assigned. The IATA code and airport name fill in automatically if the airport exists in the system.
Equip: Enter the (optional) equipment type.
Series: Enter the series designation of the aircraft. A search option is available by typing <?>.
Start: Enter the start time of the curfew (local time).
End: Enter the end time of the curfew (local time).
Type: Enter whether the curfew applies to <A> arrivals, <D> departures, or <B> both.
Days: Enter the days to which the curfew applies (1-Sunday, 2-Monday, 3-Tuesday, etc.)
Comments: Enter any related comments.
Apt Info: General airport curfew information from FOMS Screen 105 (Airports Program) is automatically populated when the ICAO field is entered.
Updated: Enter initials identifying the person who last updated the screen information. The current date will update when the file is saved.
To edit a runway, enter <E> from the Command Line, then enter the ICAO or IATA code of the airport. The airport data will be displayed and you may use the <Enter> key to step to the fields that you wish to edit. To edit a field you may use the backspace key to remove individual characters, or <Ctrl X> to erase the field completely.
Once you have made all the required changes, you may exit to a confirmation prompt by moving the cursor beyond the last field, or by pressing <Ctrl E>. If you are satisfied with the changes you have made, you may save the edited record to disk by responding <Y> to the confirmation prompt. Responding <N> will reposition the cursor on the screen so that you can make further changes. If you prefer to abandon your edits and leave the record unchanged, you may do so by responding <Q>.
To delete a curfew times database record, enter <D> from the Command Line, then enter the ICAO or IATA code of the airport and the runway identifier. The airport data will be displayed. Confirm that you want to delete the record by entering <Y>, or enter <N> to quit without deleting the record.
You may review the runways on file for any given airport by selecting Video mode from the command line, then entering either the ICAO or IATA code of the desired station. If corresponding runways are on file, then the information will be displayed to screen, otherwise a Record Not Found - Press <Enter> for NEXT AVAILABLE error message will be returned. Pressing <Enter> will display the next runway in the data file (sorted alphanumerically by identifier.) You may then scroll through the list by using the up and down arrow keys. Pressing <Enter> again will clear the display, leaving the cursor in the runway identifier field for a new entry. Entering <Q> while in Video mode will clear the display and return you to the Command Line.
When Screen mode is selected, the screen will change to the Report Selector screen, with the cursor positioned on the initial format selection field.
From ICAO: Enter the ICAO identifier of the first station you wish to see reported.
To ICAO: Enter the ICAO identifier of the last station you wish to have reported.
ALC: Enter a specific ALC to report on if desired.
Equip: Enter a specific equipment type to report on if desired.
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>.