In this section we will explain how to set up Catering functionality in N-OC.
Long term planning
The Catering Master Report is used by tour operators for long term planning of catering needs and to inform the catering stations well in advance.
This report is designed so that the caterers have the information for the type of meals to be served, equipment needed and how and where the equipment should be loaded.
The report has two sections. 'Standard columns', which are not modifiable from the Catering Grid, and 'Additional columns', where the user can create and modify columns and lists and display them in the catering Grid (See blow).
Catering Master Report - Standard columns:
Additional columns (examples):
The layout is created by using dialogue windows: 'Own List' and 'Custom Columns' and Catering Grid.
These columns and lists are then displayed in the Catering Grid dialogue (see below).
Near to the 'Day of operations'
Tour Operators - have an allotment of seats, (by compartments/class), made available to them by a specific airline.
Closer to the day of operations, N-OC receives data from the Tour Operators as a text file, reads the timetable and creates a report for each catering company by station.
The text file includes:
Note: For N-OC to be able to process this data, 'Special Meal Codes' need to be defined in N-OC. (Located under: Editor > Schedule > Special meal codes).
Catering Load Report
This text file updates a "Catering Load Report" which is used by the catering companies and crew onboard.
For example, this report may be sent to crew IPADS on the aircraft, and/or Handling Agents.
The catering information is also displayed on each flight leg. Right click on the leg and select 'Info' and 'Catering'.
Editors > System > Own List