In this topic, you learn how to create aircraft labels to display flight information on the Map. You also learn how to assign a label to one or more of your aircraft.
We estimate that this will take 3 minutes to complete.
When you create an aircraft label to display flight details on the N-Tracking map, you can choose a maximum of six data fields per label:
■ Aircraft registration
■ Aircraft type
■ Airline code
■ Destination (To)
■ ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
■ Flight ID
■ Flight Number
■ Latitude (in degrees)
■ Longitude (in degrees)
■ OFF time (take-off time)
■ Origin (From)
■ Ground Speed (in knots)
■ Squawk (transponder code)
■ Position source
(ADSB (terrestrial ADS-B), SADSB (Aireon space based ADS-B), Transoceanic, Radar (ATC radar), or ACARS (ACARS position or ADS-C))
■ Track (orientation in degrees 000-359)
■ Vertical Speed (in feet per minute)
After you create the label, you can assign it to your entire fleet or to individual aircraft (as needed).
Your chosen fields display when you hover your mouse over an aircraft icon.
2 Detailed Explanation
Click the user name (ADMIN) dropdown button.
Click the Administration menu item.
Click the Aircraft labels menu item.
When you first access this function, there are no labels in the system.
Let's add the first one now.
Click the + Add button.
Click the Aircraft label name input field.
Enter your desired label name. In this example, let's use NAVBLUE as a label name.
Enter NAVBLUE into the Aircraft label name field.
Click the Fields to display input field.
Click the A/C Type list item.
Click the Airline list item.
Click the To list item.
Click the ETA list item.
Click the Flight number list item.
Click the Save button.
You selected five out of the possible six fields for the new NAVBLUE label.
You can create additional label names by clicking the "Add" button.
Next, let's assign the new label .
To remove and replace a data field, click the next to the field and then select a different one.
Clicking Delete deletes the aircraft label.
Click the Aircraft labels association menu item.
Click the Aircraft label dropdown button in the second row.
For that combination, associate a label to an aircraft so that the selected data display on the map.
Search for a particular aircraft registration.
Search for a particular aircraft type in your fleet.
You can choose to select a default aircraft label from any that you have created.
N-Tracking displays labels you have created and you can select one to assign to this particular aircraft.
Click the NAVBLUE list item.
In this example, you assigned the NAVBLUE label to two aircraft only.
You can assign a default label to all aircraft in your fleet.
Clicking on will remove your selected labels.
Click the Select default aircraft label dropdown button.
Select the label you want to use as a default.
Click NAVBLUE list item
Remember to save your changes.
Otherwise, you will lose your changes.
Click the Save button.
Click the Map tab.
In the map mode, you can hover your mouse over any aircraft icon and N-Tracking displays the data fields you selected.
In this example we assigned the label to all aircraft.
Aircraft Labels -- Summary
In this topic, you learned how to create aircraft labels to display flight information for aircraft that display on the
N-Tracking map and how to assign those labels to individual aircraft or to an entire fleet.
Three key "take aways" for this topic include:
■ You can include a maximum of 6 data elements in each label.
■ Those data elements can include important information such as aircraft registration, aircraft type, destination, ETA, and position source.
■ You can combine those data elements in several labels, according to your needs.