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FOMS Menu 420 (Aircraft Assignment Program)

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 purpose of this program is to allow the user to assign particular airframes to flights, quickly and conveniently, and to avoid having to edit each and every record in the Flight Status file.

There are only two modes available:

  • Edit
  • Quit

Edit Mode

In the Edit mode, the cursor moves to the Flight Day field. Enter the flight day. The limits are seven days back to seven days forward. All flights for the day in question will be called to the screen. Flights that already have an aircraft assigned to them will be displayed with an asterisk next to the aircraft identification. These cannot be edited from within this program. You must use the Flight Status program to alter existing aircraft assignments. All information, other than the aircraft identification, is for display-only and cannot be edited from this program.

If you have entered an aircraft identification for a flight, you may change your mind provided that you have not saved the information. Once the file has been saved, (by responding <Y> to the Information OK? prompt) it may only be edited via the Flight Status program. If the aircraft identification does not agree with the aircraft type, presuming an aircraft type has been entered in the Flight Status program for that flight, then a warning will be displayed FIN xxxx is Equipment TYPE xxxx - Press <Enter> The new aircraft fin and type will now be assigned to the flight.

ACFT: Enter the type of aircraft to assign to the flight.

Quit Mode

You may exit the program by using up arrow key to return to the Command Line, or by entering <Q> in response to the confirmation prompt. Entering <Q> from the Command Line will permit you to enter the menu number of the next program, or to return to the last displayed menu.


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