The philosophy of working in the section Table is to use filters to display desired activities in the middle section of the screen and then modify selected properties of those activities using the right-hand panel. Date range and format of displayed information can be altered using the top bar. By clicking TODAY Leon shows current day activities as well as other days.
You can select a number of days for flights view in the drop-down box (top-right corner of the screen), or leave as 'No Limit' to see as many flights as the screen can fit.
The refresh screen icon can be used for manual page refreshing, although Leon refreshes the screen every 2 minutes itself.
You can view flights and positionings duties. Legs of the same trip are marked with the thick, blue line. Positioning duties added from a section Crew > Duties (selected from the bottom of the duties list) also appear in Table. If there is a note inserted (in Crew > Duties), then those duties appear on white background as
When adding Positioning duty from Table, it is possible to add it as an option - it will appear in stripes (see screenshot on the right).
Leon will display type of flight by marking Flight no. column with the relevant colour. When you hover the mouse over the flight number Leon will show notes inserted into a tab FLIGHT (both: OPS & SALES).
You will also see Aircraft colour in ACFT column - the colour can be defined in a section Settings > Fleet.
If the flight is added as Ambulance, Cargo, Simulator or Training type, these types will display in the PAX column. In addition, Ambulance type flights will display the number of PAX in brackets if passengers are added, i.e Ambulance(2) for Ambulance type flights with 2 PAX.
FLIGHT ORDER printing/sending.
Leon informs if the Flight Order document was not printed/sent again by highlighting the checkbox placed on the left side of the Table screen (right next to the column 'FW & JL').
If the selected activity is a flight, the whole trip (series of flights) will open in the bottom window with the selected leg in shaded green.
You can edit each column (Flight No., Date, STD/STA or PAX) and modify it. STA field will show an estimated time of arrival based on GCD and the aircraft perfprmance data inserted in its profile (which can be defined in a Fleet section), GCD including winds, archived flights (min. 5 on the same route) and Route Finder.
Quote number shows right before UTC/LT switcher:
While you are editing a trip in the bottom panel, you can still use the right properties panel to access given sector details and modify them.
Apart from the standard schedule information, the bottom EDIT TRIP panel also shows 'Crew' column. This column has A/B format where 'A' indicates a number of cockpit crew and 'B' stands for cabin crew, e.g. 2/1 means 2 cockpit and 1 cabin. If there is no crew assigned Leon will mark it with '-' (2/- for no cabin crew). If you hover the mouse over the 'Crew' number indication Leon will display Crew codes assigned to the flight.
An additional option in Editing Trip panel is possibility of entering Cargo value. Switch to Cargo or PAX & Cargo in Settings > Flight Editing section in Trip edit scheme drop-down.
Leon will mark a cargo flight as 'Ferry' only if both 'PAX' and 'Cargo' are set to '0' in trip edition panel.
The transferring of a non-operating crew member from one place to another, at the behest of the operator, is an important thing in aviation industry. In Leon you can add positioning duties and assign crew in 2 easy ways.
Positionings in OPS
When a new window shows, enter details such as:Name, Date, STD, Departure, Destination and STA. Duration will calculate itself.
Clicking on Crew field allows you to select designated crew member from a drop-down box, or type-in his/her name or a code.
When adding Positioning duty from Table, it is possible to add it as an Option - it will appear in stripes, as all options in Leon.
Positioning duties added from a section Crew > Duties (selected from the bottom of the duties list) also appear in Table. If there is a note inserted (in Crew > Duties), then those duties appear on white background as
The right-hand filter contains 3 tabs:
Multiple Positioning sectors
To add multiple Positioning sectors you have to:
In order to save the last Positioning, untick the checkbox and click on 'SAVE'. If the last Positioning has already been added and the “NEW POSITIONING' window populated, just click on 'CANCEL'.
To add a new Simulator as the plan, click on button. Once a pop-up window shows, fill it in with details such as Aircraft type, Date, ADEP, ADES, BLOFF, BLON.
Initially, it is possible to add a SIM session without having to insert the crew as long as no Journey Log fields are filled in. Once the JL field is filled in, at least one crew has to be assigned.
Crew positions which can be added to SIM duty are CPT, FO, LTC, TRI, TRE, FE, FE2.
'Night T/O', 'Night LDG', 'Approach' and 'Approach type' fields will show only if these fields are activated in 'Flight editing' > 'Journey Log Items' section. When editing an existing Simulator session, these fields will show only if they were previously applied.
Once the SIM duty is done you can add details: T/O, LDG, Landings, Pilot Flying, Approach and Notes and Leon will show SIM duty in OPS with the grey colour indication and green dot.
In order to edit the Simulator, you need to click on it and the pop-up 'Edit Simulator' window will appear. There, you can update the relevant details and save the changes.
In OPS you can add a new trip regardless of section you work with: TABLE, CALENDAR, or TIMELINE.
Click the button NEW TRIP to add 1 or more legs. Select an aircraft, flight number (Leon assign it automatically if 'Default flight number' has been defined in fleet edition screen), date, STD, ADEP/ADES, STA. You can also add the PAX number or leave the trip as a ferry.
In section CALENDAR you can also add a new trip by right-clicking the mouse over the square.
Buttons UTC & LT allow switching between times while adding a new trip.
Leon suggests STA if a particular aircraft speed details are added in the fleet edition section, using GCD and/or average winds. STA suggestion can also be based on a minimum of 5 of the same historical routes.
Additionally, RouteFinder flight time calculations are available.
'RouteFinder' does not require separate integrations and is available by default in Leon.
'RouteFinder' calculates the flight times based on the routing.
In order to have the option available, the Include Route Finder time hint checkbox needs to be activated in the Flight editing section.
The flight time is calculated automatically and the dropdown suggests the block time value. It is based on the flight time calculation from the RouteFinder plus the taxi times from the Airport Directory.
The winds database will allow for more accurate flight time calculations in OPS and SALES sections. The winds data is available here.
You can also add a new positioning, new office, or new reservation by clicking appropriate buttons placed next to NEW TRIP.
Aircraft max range alert
We have added an alert if the max range of the aircraft is exceeded.
In order to get the warning working you need to make sure that the following fields are filled in in the Fleet section:
When adding a flight, Leon will show a max range alert if:
If the range is exceeded Leon will also mark the aircraft red in the OPS view.
Each Leon user can define his own view of the schedule list. It is possible to add or remove columns, decide if ACFT or Flight number should appear with a colour, if Leon should show any warnings, cautions or notices and to define preferred airport code as well as timezone.
Leon allows to add more columns to the overall schedule view (apart from the default ones, such as: FW & JL, Flight No., Day, Date, STD, ADEP, ADES, STA, ACFT, PAX, Tags) - click 'Columns' and mark appropriate checkbox, then click 'APPLY'.
Here you can define if Leon should colour Flight No. column and/or ACFT column, as well if Leon should dim ferry legs. By marking a checkbox Entire leg row Leon will colour an entire row, either with the flight type colour (if 'Aircraft colours' checkbox is left unmarked), or with an aircraft colour (if 'Aircraft colours' checkbox is marked). If both checkboxes (Flight type & Aircraft colours) are marked - Leon will show an aircraft colours as this colour has priority over flight type one.
All warnings in Leon are displayed in red. Here, you can mark particular (or all) checkboxes and if i.e.:PAX passport is expired, crew FTL violated or crew endorsement is expired - Leon will show PAX number value in red just like crew codes. User can hover the mouse over the alerted item to see details.
Here you can mark checkboxes for particular cautions, i.e.: PAX passport missing, Airport cat B or HIL restriction, which Leon shows in the Table page in yellow Hover the mouse over the alerted item to see details.
Notices are dislpayed in the Table page in white and can be turned on for items like i.e.: Airport note, Flight diverted or Aircraft documents expired. Hover the mouse over the alerted item to see details.
Switch between ICAO & IATA airport codes to be displayed in the OPS section (Table, Calendar or Timeline).
Here you can choose if Leon should show STD & STA times in UTC, LT (at ADEP/ADES airports) or Base Time (defined in an user's profile).
Once there has been an aircraft maintenance scheduled in Leon (described in THIS manual chapter) you can check CAMO limits when editing a trip in Table panel. Click and Leon will show one of the three CAMO limits messages:
Example: current TAH 450:00 TAC 150; Maintenance limits: TAH 480:00 TAC 165; warning margins: TAH 20:00 TAC 10
Example: current TAH 470:00 TAC 160; Maintenance limits: TAH 480:00 TAC 165; warning margins: TAH 20:00 TAC 10
Example: current TAH 482:00 TAC 167; Maintenance limits: TAH 480:00 TAC 165
You can check the exact TAH & TAC details when you hover the mouse over one of these three icons:
To print documents you need to mark particular leg/legs of the trip (in the checkbox) right-click of the mouse and select documents from the list.
Leon allows you to select different flights performed on the same aircraft - even if they are not on the same day - to the same 'Flight Order' or 'Trip Sheet'. The same applies to 'General Declaration' (if you tick i.e. 5 flights - 5 separate documents will get printed), 'Pax Manifest' or 'Pax Information'.
Tick flights in the first column on the left, right-click with the mouse (it does not matter where you point the mouse-arrow) and a pop-up window will show up. Select the documents and it will get printed.
If you select only one leg of a multiple-legged trip and right-click with the mouse, you will see 2 available buttons on top: TRIP and LEG. Select LEG to print documents for just that marked leg.
To send the documents to the crew assigned to a flight you simply click on the envelope icon next to the document you wish to send.
A pop-up window will open as per screenshot.
If you created the email template in the EMAIL TEMPLATES section, the CC, BCC emails, as well as the text, will be pre-populated. If there is more than one template created in the 'Email Templates' section, you can select the relevant one from the 'Templates' dropdown.
You can include ADEP/ADES Handler when sending the OPS/Sales/Custom documents. Handling agent has to be selected in the OPS checklist. If the Handling agent is not selected, the checkbox at the corresponding handler will be inactive. Additionally, the checkbox will be inactive if the selection includes positioning. The checkbox status is remembered by Leon.
Additionally, the documents can be sent to the 'Aircraft email'. This is the email inserted in the 'Fleet' sections > 'SALES' tab of edited aircraft details. The 'Aircraft email' is a BCC type email.
It is also possible to send the documents to CrewBriefing. More information can be found here.
Flight Order is an internal document generated for each trip required by CAA. In Leon, the format of this document can be customised. The Flight Order number looks like a date format, however, its number is a consecutive 'Flight Order' number issued in a particular month, i.e. 6-07-2013 means, that it is the 6th consecutive 'Flight Order' issued in July.
Flight Order patterns are available in Documents Manager panel - click select 'Flight Order' and view 1 of the 3 available templates. If you are happy with a particular one, insert the version and save. To publish it click the white dot.
This document lists inbound and outbound flight details and crew names. It is being requested by the immigration authorities at some airports of arrival. The pattern of 'General Declaration' also includes 'Declaration of Health' with the space for notes and signatures along with the general declaration signature signed by PIC. The text can be modified upon request.
It is possible to have a General Declaration document including passengers details - go to a section Settings > Documents Manager, click 'New Template' and select one of the 5 available templates, including GenDec UK or GenDec US.
This document includes basic information about the flight, which is important for the crew and must be acknowledged by the crew before the flight.
This document shows all PAX information including: name & surname, D.O.B., passport no. & expiry date, nationality. All these details need to be entered in the 'Pax Database' in the Phonebook before they can be further used in Leon.
If you add passengers information to Leon manually (which means you don't use Pax Database data added to Leon in the section 'Phonebook > Pax Database') it is still possible to view it on 'Pax Manifest document.
Go to Documents Setup and enable this option by ticking the “Show on Pax Manifest” checkbox (at the bottom of the page).
If you hover the mouse over the '?' the information will show up: 'Show pax list in the text mode on Pax Manifest document. Correct data has to be entered in the format: No. gender surname name date-of-birth passport no. passport expiry date nationality. Columns have to be separatedd by comma.'
The below example explains how it works.
1, Surname Name, DoB, Passport No, Date of Expiry, Country of Issue
1, Mr, Smith John, 01-01-2000, ABC1235786, 31-12-2020, U.K.
The gender will be displayed as:
Some operators require an extra document for their passengers with a brief information about the upcoming flight.
The document includes:
If you are sending OPS documents Leon will automatically populate e-mail addresses of the Crew assigned to this flight. E-mails are taken from Work email in User Profile section. From email address is imported from work email of the person sending the documents.
In Leon you can add the Journey Log data in 2 ways:
The 2nd way is useful if a trip has 2,3,4 or more legs, as Leon shows a Journey Log window for the entire trip, where you can easily enter post-flight data leg after leg. If you need more items to be displayed in your Journey Log you can add them in a section Settings > Flight Editing.
Flight times are mandatory to be inserted into the EDIT LOG panel for each leg, in order the trip Journey Log to be saved. If you have an option Allow not completed JL to be entered switched on in Settings section, you are able to save the Journey Log without fuel data (such input appears in the TABLE view as an orange dot, instead of green dot).
In the changes history window Leon shows chronological list of all changes (the latest on top). The colours indication shows added data in green, changed data in yellow and removed data in red.
When you click on the changed detail, Leon highlights previous entrances of the same detail. On the screenshot below you can see highlighted STA 15:55, then also 15:43 (previous STA) and 14:42 (initial STA).
If the flight has been deleted in Leon you can still check its history (as long as the option to keep deleted flights as crossed-out is enabled) in case you want to know who deleted it and when.
It is now possible to upload the documents to PPS directly from the Document Menu in the OPS.
It is possible to send:
The process of sending the documents is as follow:
It also is possible to upload files for multiple trips. To do so simply mark the trips you would like to send the documents for, open the documents menu and click on the relevant 'PPS icon'. If some of the documents fail to upload, the window will display the message as per below
When sending documents to PPS you have an option between doing it for First Flight or Per Flight.
There are few scenarios possible of sending the documents to CrewBriefing:
After the documents are sent, in CrewBriefing, apart from the document type name, additionally, there is the routing indicated in the file name in CrewBriefing.
GCR messages (General Aviation Slot Clearance Request) allow to reserve slots at airports. They use internationally valid format described below. To send a GCR right-click on the flight and select SHOW SCHEDULE. In the drop-down box select GCR. The content window automatically displays the default information basing on the selected flight.
To send the message you need to add the recepient's email address in the TO section. In the FROM section you need to insert the LABEL and in Reply to section you insert the email where the replies should be sent to.
/REG or /FLT - aircraft registration or flight number
EPWA - airport at which slots are being requested
N BARTI 02MAR 001F900 0800EPPO P - flight details: N (action code) BARTI (flight identification) 02MAR (date of operation) 001F900 (PAX number + Aircraft type) 0800EPPO (Origin airport (ICAO) + Scheduled Time of Arrival) P (type of flight)
SI … - (optional) additional information in free text
GI BRGDS - general information in free text
For an arrival slot, there is NO blank between the action code and the flight identification (NBARTI) . The scheduled time of arrival is stated AFTER the airport of origin, without a blank in between.
For a departure slot, there is A BLANK between the action code and the flight identification (N BARTI). The scheduled time of departure is stated BEFORE the destination airport, without a blank in between.
The action code defines the exact intention of the GCR message sender and is always at the beginning of the line. Depending on the sender, the following codes are possible: N– New Schedule; D– Delete Schedule; C– Schedule to be changed; R– Revised Schedule.
Flight types: D- General Aviation Flight; W- Military Flight; I- Air ambulance; P- Positioning/Ferry/Delivery/Demo Flight; H- Cargo Flight; T- Technical Flight; K- Training Flight; N- Other; if the box 'Commercial' is unticked the flight type will display D.
On the attached screenshots you can find examples of GCR messages.
You can find an example of GCR message email in the screenshot on the right-hand side.
If the format of the GCR message is invalid, Leon will highlight the content in red and will show a warning: GCR message has invalid format, probably header or footer mismatched.
The default message content can be inserted manually, however, the format still applies.
Format SCR (Slot Clearance Request/ Response) can be used by right-clicking with the mouse and selecting SHOW SCHEDULE. When a pop-up window appears, you can change the format from 'Plain Text' to SCR.
The message must be in the format as on the screenshot - it can not be customized.
SCR (type of request)
W17 (indication of season)
21DEC (date of the day)
LTN (Airport at which slots are being requested)
N MAN123 21DEC21DEC 0000500 011GJ4 1400WAW C (flight details, see explanation below)
N - action code; MAN123 - flight number; 21DEC21DEC 0000500 - date & day of flight; 011GJ4 - capacity + aircraft type; 1400WAW - origin of flight (IATA) + scheduled timem of arrival; C - type of flight (available types in Leon as below)
SI - free text GI BRGDS - free text
A flight number combines a maximum of 7 letters and digits (2-3 letters followed by 1-4 digits with an optional letter as a suffix)
It is possible to change type of the action by selecting an appropriate option from the drop-down box:
Another drop-down box allows to select between airports.
IATA schedules seasons – there are two seasons: Summer(S) and Winter (W). The season changes when the clocks change in Europe between daylight savings time and standard time.
• Summer starts on the last Sunday in March through to the Saturday of the last weekend in October
• Winter starts on the last Sunday in October through to the Saturday of the last weekend in March
It is now possible to send Ad Hoc Schedules Message (ASM) from 'Show Schedule' section in Leon.
In order to send the message, you need to go to 'Show Schedule' option in the Documents Menu in OPS view and switch the option from 'Plain Text' to 'ASM' in the top-left dropdown.
'ASM' message email option will populate. Currently, there are 3 options available:
DCS & PSS systems.
SSIM (Standard Schedules Information Manual) panel in Leon (available in Settings), allows to send ASM (Adhoc Scheduled Message) messages to DCS (Departure Control System) & PSS (Passenger Service System) from a section OPS.
The 1st step to make it work is adding default email addresses in Settings > SSIM panel.
The 2nd step is sending ASM message to DCT & PSS systems from the checklist section of the panel OPS.
Each operator has 2 checklist items DCS & PSS available in the Settings > Flight Editing > OPS Checklist Items section. The items are not marked, so either need to be marked to appear on each single flight, or added from 'ADD ITEM' panel of the checklist in OPS section. Once added, they will appear with the SEND button.
By clicking SEND button for DCS or PSS item, Leon shows a new pop-up window, which shows pre-defined message. Leon shows 3 types of messages in formats as on screenshots below (formats are the same for DCS & PSS systems). If no default email address has been added in Settings > SSIM, Leon will show a warning information: “DCS/PSS or 'From' email is not set”.
1. NEW - Insertion of New Flight Information - displayed when sending ASM message for the new flight.
2. RPL - Replacement of Exisitng Flight Information - displayed when re-sending ASM message to DCS.
3. CNL - Cancellation - displayed when a flight has been deleted.
Once ASM message has been sent out, Leon will change the checklist item's status automatically to 'Sent'. If the schedule was changed or a flight has been deleted, the DCS or PSS item's status will turn to '?'
This tab is divided into several sections, such as:
Aircraft panel allows to define for which tails Leon should show flights in a section OPS. On the options-bar click (where circled-blue is the number of active tails) and Leon will show a new poop-up window, where you can mark/unmark particular tails.
Use 'Filter' or 'Sort by' options to chnage the order of tails in the Calendar panel. You can also chnage the order by drag & dropping the tail in the pop-up window.
Leon is integrated with numerous partners in order to automate the process of data exchange.
Leon can send your empty legs and aircraft avalibility to different online platforms allowing to reach more customers for your charter flights. We have partnered with: Avinode, AviMall, Charterpad, Execflyer, FlightPartner, Hellojet, JetHunter, Jetsmarter, Migacore, PrivateFly, Returnjet, Victor, Stratajet.
Leon can export flight data for further flight preparation. We also closely cooperate with Direct Dispatch based in Warsaw. This company uses Leon for daily flight preparation so if you have Leon, it is easy to outsource your dispatch entirely. We are also integrated with PPS Flight Planning and RocketRoute.
We are integrated with IFS (International Flight Support), which allows to automatically log flight figures into post flight database in Leon.
Pilots can export their flights into logbook software: MccSuppoort or Coradine.
Leon can export post flight data to CAMP (airframe, engines and APU) for further maintenance tracking in CAMP.
Import of movements can be automatically imported into flight watch module from Eurocontrol.
You can order various services within Leon like handling, catering or fuel through MyHandling, Delisky or UVair softwares.
Leon is also integrated with AC-U-KWIK - worldwide airport and FBO / Handler data.
An on-line quoting & scheduling can be done with a help of SchedAero, also integrated with Leon.