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Aircraft Characteristics

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 Aircraft Characteristics screen allows you view, edit and add aircraft characteristics. This screen ties in with the standard FOMS 220 menu, any changes made in the standard 220  menu can be seen in the Aircraft Characteristics screen. And, any changes in Aircraft Characteristics screen can be seen in 220 FOMS. The Aircraft Characteristics screen is accessible through the Maintenance screen by selecting the ACFT DB tab and selecting Aircraft Characteristics.

This section of the help guide provides a overview of  Aircraft Characteristic screen and the location of Aircraft Characteristic fields compared to the  standard FOMS 220 menu. It also provides links for instructions on how  to add, edit, copy and view aircraft characteristics .

See Aircraft Characteristic Fields for a description of the fields in Aircraft Characteristics screen.

Aircraft Characteristics Screen Overview

This section uses the Aircraft Characteristics screen to provide an overview of the WebFOMS menus. The features described here can be applied to all screens.


The Aircraft Characteristics screen is separated into four tabs, General, Performance, Atc Items, Report and Others (A).  These tabs are always available when viewing or editing aircraft information. Within each tab the fields are grouped together, see below for a description of how the fields are grouped together. See Menu 220 Fields for a description of the fields available in the aircraft characteristic menu.

All fields in sectiopn B above are mandatory except ALC and CC. Mandatory fields remain highlighted as above until an acceptable value has been added. A red X is displayed on the bottom of the screen (E) beside the Copy, Save, Delete and Cancel buttons. NOTE - there are mandatory fields on each tab - the red X remains until all mandatory fields have acceptable values. You cannot save the aircraft to the database until  all mandatory fields have acceptable values entered.

Caution fields are highlighted yellow. A yellow alert triangle is displayed on the bottom status bar (E) beside the Copy, Save, Delete and Cancel buttons. The icon and yellow highlighted field warns you that values may be incorrect. You can still save to the aircraft database with warnings.

Tool tips (C,D), tool tips provide extra information on the field, either to notify that the field is required or may be incorrect. It also provides more information on the expected value. Move your mouse over a field to view the tool tip.

A row of buttons at the bottom of the screen (E) allow you to add, edit, copy, delete and view aircraft characteristics, see the link below for more information on functionality.

The green arrow beside a field allows you to add additional fields. Click on the green arrow and select either: add, remove, move up or down.

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