New aircraft edition panel
The aircraft edition panel is divided into 4 separate sections: BASIC, OPS, SALES and PERFORMANCE. Right below you can see an aircraft status: Active, Not Used or Deleted. Here you can also mark a checkbox ACMI if the tail is temporary leased or sub chartered aircraft by your company. Next to it you can see the price that Leon charges for the particular aircraft.
Aircraft edition panel - basic information
This page shows basic aircraft information and is split into a few sections, such as:
AIRCRAFT TYPE - mandatory information is: the aircraft Name, Short name, IATA code and the aircraft registration. Additional information is: SELCAL (selective-calling number which can alert an aircraft's crew that a ground radio station wishes to communicate with the aircraft) and aircraft phone number.
CREW - mandatory information is: minimum required Cockpit & Cabin crew, PAX capacity and Maximum Cargo. Additional information is: default Rest Facility (used for augmented and double crew flights).
HOME BASE - mandatory information is: Leon home base (select the base defined in General Setting for your operator) & ICAO home base. Additional information is: year of production & serial number.
UNITS - mandatory information is: MTOW (in a default unit defined in General Settings - Leon always shows suggested MTOW for a particular aircraft type). Additional information is: weight unit, fuel unit (also displayed in Journey Log for fuel inputs), Operator/ICAO code (Leon will show the operator name or a code on the Handling Requests form) and the Address.
This tab shows OPS related information of the aircraft, of which the mandatory ones are: Max fuel & Burn fuel on taxi per h.
The additional information is:
Aircraft 'Rescue & Fire fighting categories
Table view colour - the aircraft colour in a section OPS > Table.
No handling needed at home base - if marked, Leon will not require sending handling requests email.
Default flight type - select N-non-scheduled, S-scheduled, G-general, X-other or M-military.
Default flight rule - select IFR, VFR or other rules.
ICAO noise category - the standard of the aircraft noise: Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 10 or Chapter 14.
Rescue & fire fighting category - an option to select the appropriate category depending on the aircraft length (see screenshot on the right).
Flight number - default flight number displayed automatically in a section OPS when adding a new trip.
Increase by one - if marked, adding a flight within one trip will by default increase the flight number by one (ABC1, ABC2, ABC3, …) if the previous leg ends on any number.
Notes - all information added into this field will appear on a Trip Sheet document.
In this panel you can add 'Airport Fees' & 'Aircraft Fees' (previously set up in a section SALES > FEES). You can also upload an aircraft pictures here which can be used in 'Documents Manager' - uploaded pictures can be added on sales documents.
Here you can add the aircraft performance data which will be used for calculating STA time on all trips on the particular tail.
Available fields are: Climb rate (ft/min), Descent rate (ft/min), Max Flight Level, Max range with '0' PAX (NM), Max range with max PAX (NM) and Minimum Ground Time (when you add a new trip and the difference between STA of the last leg and STD of the new leg is less than 'Minimum Ground Time' set in this field, Leon will display a warning message. This value will also be used as a Rotation time for the aircraft and subsequently, towards Rotation prognosis calculation in the TIMELINE view.)
Below you can select which calculation model you want Leon to apply.
The advanced calculation model can be useful on short haul flights, as it is more accurate if it comes to calculating STA.
Insert the IFR Route Factor (%) - here you can increase GCD (Great Circle Distance).
Advance aircraft performance calculation model
Define DISTANCE PROFILES - use + icon to add more entries.
Miles to Climb [NM]
Climb Time [hh:mm]
Cruise speed [kts]
If, for example, the Distance between ADEP & ADES is 400 NM, Leon will use distance profile added for 300 NM (as in the screenshot).
Add the aircraft speed adding details into 'From' & 'Cruise speed' fields (just like in the old Fleet version), by defining speed per hour of the flight, i.e.:
00:00 275 (knots)
01:00 425 (knots)