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Aircraft Characteristics Layout Overview

Note: The following descriptions represent the typical access and privileges afforded to users who are 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 and any changes made in the standard 220 menu can be seen in the Aircraft Characteristics screen. Similarly, any changes in Aircraft Characteristics screen can be seen in 220 FOMS menu. 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 FOMS Menu 220 (Aircraft Characteristic Program) for a detailed description of the fields in Aircraft Characteristics screen.

Aircraft Characteristics Screen Overview

This sections 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 
  • Others (A).

These tabs are always available when viewing or editing aircraft information. Within each tab, the fields are grouped together. Below states a description of how the fields are grouped together.

All fields in section 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.

The fields in Section C and D (Tool tips) provides extra information that notifies either the field is required or may be incorrect. It also provides further 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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