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WebFOMS Preferred Runways

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.

For an overview of the WebFOMS features see the Aircraft Characteristics screen. The features described there can be applied to all screens.


For instructions on how to make modifications on the WebFOMS screens, see Modify, View Aircraft Characteristics. It uses the Aircraft Characteristics as an example but can be applied to all WebFOMS screens.


Screen is the default view when you first go to a WebFOMS screen. When Screen is selected you can view all records that exist in the system.  Select the arrow in the first field of the WebFOMS screen to access the drop-down menu to view the list of available records.

Only items that exist in the database are shown in the drop-down list.

This program allows you to set a preferred runway for an airport, ALC or for a specific aircraft using equipment and series.

You can set the preferred runway for a specific time.  This can apply to Arrivals, Departures or Both.  In this example, from 0000z to 0959z runway 23L when used as an arrival is disabled.

In this example you can set runway 05 as disabled for arrivals, but preferred for departures at the same hour.

Preferred Runways won't apply to the following route building scenarios:

The system is told to use a specific runway

The system is told not to use a runway

The system is told to use the runway with maximum headwind

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