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Route Screen

The Route screen allows you to create a new route or modify an existing route. The contents of the Route screen change depending on whether:

  • a route already exists

  • you need to build a new route

  • you have generated route options.

There are four main elements of the route screen:

  • Route Builder group

  • Options group

  • Other Route Screen fields and functions

  • Save Route group

If no routes currently exist, you will be shown the message No routes currently exist. All buttons, except for the New button, are disabled. The system defaults to the first stored route in the list. 

Refer to: Other Route Screen Fields and Functions article for information on all the buttons on the Route screen, 

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Clicking the New button opens the Route Builder and Options groups, which provides the tools and options required to build a route

Note: The tools and options are described in the next segments.

The Route Builder allows you to specify a Departure or Arrival Runway based on a Specific Runway, Best Route, Max Headwind, or Longest Procedure. 

Refer to: Route Builder Group article for further information on these options. For more information on the Options, see the Options Group article.

After entering the data to build the route, clicking the Generate button starts the route analysis routine. When complete, the Route screen changes to display the best option based on the criteria entered for the flight. 

The Route Legs grid is displayed below and populated with all the legs of the route. When multiple routes are displayed you can sort them by: 

  • fuel amount, 
  • distance, 
  • time, 
  • fuel cost, 
  • carbon emissions, 
  • fuel cost, 
  • direct operating cost, 
  • or overflight charges by clicking on the desired heading. 

Note: A black triangle to the right of the header title shows the direction that the list has been sorted in.

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There are two possible flags that may be added to a route:

  • CAP indicates there is a flight level cap on the route (MFL) that either comes from the route itself or Aircraft Characteristics (FOMS 220).

  • PROF indicates this route makes use of flight level profiling.

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