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Aircraft labels

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1       Introduction 

Aircraft labels 

In this topic, Administrators 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 airline's aircraft. 

We estimate that this will take 5 minutes to complete.

2       Detailed explanation 

Create and assign aircraft labels

When you create an aircraft label to display flight details on the N-Tracking map, you can choose a maximum of 10 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).

Users can choose to display aircraft labels in small, medium, or large fonts. 

Aircraft labels can be configured and assigned by both Administrators and non-administrative users.

In this example, the airline has configured an aircraft label containing 10 different flight data elements, starting with ModeSAddress and ending with position source.

While all N-Tracking users can create and apply "custom" aircraft labels, you, as Administrator, can set up a default label to ensure that all aircraft displayed on the map are labeled.

Let's walk through creating and assigning customized aircraft labels, from an N-Tracking administrator's perspective.  

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Start this procedure logged in with your Administrator credentials. 

Interaction 1 Click the user name (Admin_PF) dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the Administration menu item.

Interaction 1

Interaction 1 Click the Aircraft labels menu item.

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When you first access this page, it won't show any labels.

Click the Add button to add a label.

The Add button displays at the bottom of the list of labels. If there are other labels created, you may need to scroll down the page to see the Add button. 

Interaction 1 Click the Add button.

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Interaction 1 Click the Aircraft label name input field.

Assign a meaningful name. For this example, let's use "NAVBLUE." 

You can always click Delete to remove a label if it is no longer useful.  

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Interaction 1 Enter NAVBLUE into the Aircraft label name field.

As the screen indicates, you can add up to 10 different data elements to each label. 

Interaction 1 Click the Fields to display input field.

Select a series of data elements, in the order in which you want them to display. 

Interaction 1 Click the Registration list item.

Interaction 1 Click the A/C Type list item.

Interaction 1 Click the Airline list item.

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Interaction 1 Click the To list item.

If you decide you want to remove a data element and/or remove one and replace it, simply click the X beside the element to remove it. Then, select another data element, as applicable. 

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Interaction 1 Click the ETA list item.

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Interaction 1 Click the Flight number list item.

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Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Now that you have designed a label, let's assign it to particular aircraft or a type of aircraft. 

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Interaction 1 Click the Aircraft labels association menu item.

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You can search for planes by specific tail numbers. 

Interaction 1 Click the Aircraft Type Search input field.

You can also search by aircraft type. 

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For this example, let's assign the new label to all B737 aircraft in the fleet. 

Interaction 1 Enter B737 into the Aircraft Type Search field.

The search reduced the list to only four aircraft. 

Assign the new label to those aircraft.

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Interaction 1 Click the Aircrafts labels dropdown button.

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Interaction 1 Click the NAVBLUE list item.

As administrator, you may want to set up and choose a particular label to use as a default. Let's do that. 

In this example, the default label contains only two data elements, as you saw at the beginning of this example.

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Interaction 1 Click the Select the default aircraft label dropdown button.

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Select one of the labels you have set up. 

Interaction 1 Click the NAVBLUE list item.

If you decide that you want to assign a different label to a particular aircraft, you can always click Remove selected template to remove the assigned template and replace it with another. 

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Always remember to save your changes, by clicking either Save button. 

For this example, click the upper Save button.

Interaction 1 Click the Save button.

Let's see how those changes affect the map. 

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Interaction 1 Click the Map tab.

The aircraft shown on the map are now identified using the custom label you created and set as a default label.

Other (non-administrative) users can use this default label, which provides the benefit of consistency. Alternatively, users can customize and assign their own labels.

Users can also choose to display aircraft labels using small, medium, or large fonts. For more information, consult the User Settings -- Aircraft labels topic. 


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