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.
Types of Warnings
Dispatch Warning Only - the text of the warning message entered is displayed as a Compute warning on the status bar, see Status Bar for more information.
Flight Plan Warning Only - the text of the warning message entered is included in the Flight Plan.
The FIR warnings database allows the user to display a predefined warning message when the route of flight of an active flight plan enters an FIR found within the database.
The available modes are:
- Add / New
See FIR Warnings Fields for a description of the fields used.
Enter the FIR Identifier (and Sub Code, ATC Airline Code, Aircraft FIN and Type of Service, if applicable) for FIR warning that you wish to edit. If the record is on file, it will be displayed, with the cursor positioned on the Warning Option field. Move the cursor to the field you wish to edit, either by pressing <Enter>, or the down arrow key.
When you have completed your changes, you may use <Ctrl>-E to escape to a confirmation prompt.
Enter the FIR Identifier (and Sub Code, ATC Airline Code, Aircraft FIN and Type of Service, if applicable) for FIR warning that you wish to delete. If the record is on file it will be displayed with a Really DELETE? (Y/N) prompt, otherwise a Record Not Found error message will be displayed. You may choose to delete the record (enter Y), to select an alternate record (enter <N> and the screen will be cleared ready for a new warning), or to quit Delete mode without changing anything by entering <Q>.
Enter the FIR Identifier (and Sub Code, ATC Airline Code, Aircraft FIN and Type of Service, if applicable) for FIR warning that you wish to view. The program will retrieve the record, and display the information on screen. You may then use the up and down arrow keys to view the next FIR warning record on file.
Pressing <Enter> will return you to a blank screen and allow you to enter another FIR Identifier.
This mode will permit you to review several FIR warning records at once. When this mode is selected from the Command Line, the screen will change to a Report Selector.
Enter the range of FIRs that you want to view warnings on. Pressing <Enter> twice will cause the entire range of FIRs to be reported.
The Hardcopy mode works exactly like Screen mode, with the exception that the output is directed to the printer, rather than the screen.
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>.