Aircraft Wizard is a tool that allows you to define or recalculate the aircraft legality counters of the entire fleet or a subset of it. For example, if you introduce a new aircraft to your fleet, you can add the accumulated hours, and cycles into N-OC in order to get the “lifetime” included in the calculation.
Normally all calculations are done automatically in the background, but if you introduce a new calculator or a new schedule rule, you will need to use this wizard to generate values for this new calculator in the selected period.
You can access the Aircraft Wizard through this list item:
When opening the Aircraft Wizard, you have the option to update calculators on:
- all vehicles (fleet) - You have the option to consider only active vehicles or all vehicles in the database. This means that you can work with all available registrations at once.
- a filtered selection - Opens the aircraft filter drop-down list. You will be able to select the relevant filter.
- for a selected set of aircraft (vehicles) - Opens a table with the list of available aircraft, where you can select the aircraft or set of aircraft to use.
Defining the Operation
Click the NEXT button to define the operation to perform.
You can update the legality status of vehicles. This is removing old warnings and/or accumulated values as well as updating the accumulated values of the aircraft.
CPU Boost: If you need to update a very long period, it can take a while to finish the run. It might increase the speed if you check this option.
Legality violations & Accumulated values
Selecting the first option takes you to the option where you can reset the calculators for the selected aircraft or reset the violations. You can do both options in the same run, but it is not recommended as it will take a long time and maybe kill the CPU.
|Will not be included in the run
|Recalculate the rules.
|Clear legality warnings
|Will not be included in the run
|Recalculate the values
|Clear the stored values
When resetting accumulated values, you have the option to select a specific counter. Once you have selected your options, click the OK button. Before the process is launched, you will see a confirmation setting. You also have the option to receive a confirmation email to an address that can be changed in the same window.
|Active Sector Count
|Sectors excluding return to ramp.
|Actual Sector Count
|Counting only sectors with airborne times (TakeOff and TouchDown)
|Best Airborne block hours (if TakeOff and TouchDown times are not present, then estimated)
Updating the accumulated values
With this option, you can update the accumulated values for an aircraft. You will get to a window where you can select the aircraft and counter to be defined. It might be initially empty.
To add a new line, click the ADD NEW button. A new row will be added. Select one of the available labels.
Note: The VALUE TIME is in the format H:MM.
The ruleset has some predefined calculators that should be used in the Measure tool.
|Total Actual Airborne Hours including imported + actual airborne hours
|Total Actual Aircraft Cycles including imported + actual cycles
|Total Airborne Hours including imported, actual, and scheduled ABH
|Total Aircraft Cycles including imported, actual, and scheduled cycles