Flight Tracking in ACMS

Flight Tracking

Typically, a flight consists of multiple arrivals into and departures from cargo destination countries. Weather, cargo loading, and other factors can alter the schedule of each arrival and departure. Using Flight Tracking, option AW10 , authorized operators annotate the progress of, and changes in the flight plan.

Operators who are not authorized to change flight tracking information can still view similar screens to those shown here by accessing AW15-18, the inquiry version of flight tracking.

Figure 1 shows the main Flight Tracking Screen.

Figure 1: Flight Tracking Overview

Fields 1 and 2: Enter a flight date in line 1 and a flight number in line 2 to view the information for a particular flight.

Field 5 lists the crew members.

Field 7 lists each segment of the flight, from a particular departure airport to the next arrival airport, with the scheduled departure and arrival times noted. Each segment appears on a separate line. Across from each segment From/To, you see fields into which you can enter actual departure and arrival times, as well as a description of freight added to the flight on each segment. Figure 2 shows the windows that open so that you can alter the schedule or note additions to cargo. .

Figure 2: Changing schedule and cargo information.

Line numbers Purpose Example
8-14 Actual departure times. Push Back indicates the number of minutes delayed from the scheduled departure time.
15-21 Actual arrival time at next destination.
22-28 Cargo loaded at this airport. Includes weight and position on airplane.

Field 9: To reach the explanatory notes regarding delays, cargo, and other details, press F4.

Press Enter to add a new note as the example in Figure 3 shows. Or enter the note line number to change the message on that line. You can also press the arrow keys to scroll through the listed notes.

Figure 3: Flight Tracking Notes