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Enable easier flight plan matching (for N-FP users only)


Enable easier flight plan matching (for N-FP users only) 

In this topic, Administrators learn how to implement less restrictive flight plan matching criteria. 

We estimate that this will take 4 minutes to complete.

Detailed explanation 

In this example, no destination airport nor ETA displays in the Flight list for flight SEJ7133. In previous N-Tracking versions, dispatchers could manually link the flight plan of a planned (later) flight with the tracked (active) flight to have a flight plan that can be displayed on the map and monitored.

 You, as an N-Tracking administrator can make the matching criteria less restrictive, allowing more flights to link with matching flight plans automatically, leaving only more exceptional ones for dispatchers to manually link. Follow the next steps to learn how this works.

In the following scenario, you, as an N-Tracking administrator learn how to set the "Easy matching" option to link more matching flight plans automatically when for whatever reason, some flight plan data is initially missing.

With the setting enabled, there are fewer of the flights missing data that dispatchers must match "manually" as described in the topic, Manually link a the flight plan from a planned flight with an active flight.

As necessary, scroll down in the PLANNED section of the Flight list to find the later flight using the same flight plan.

 This flight must have the same flight number, departure and arrival airport, and the same registration to match. All of this information comes from the N-FP flight plan.

Interaction 1 Click flight number SEJ7133.

In previous N-Tracking versions, dispatchers clicked the Link Flight Plan button to copy the flight plan of the planned flight to the matching active flight.

Interaction 1 Click anywhere on the map.

Click anywhere on the map to close the Flight Details pane. 

Next, enable a setting that makes flight matching easier so that more flight plans link automatically.  

This demonstration scenario may give the impression that you, the Administrator are doing this on a flight by flight basis. This is not the case. You enable this option once -- and flight plan matching happens automatically until you disable the option.

Interaction 1 Click the Admin (Admin_TR_SJ)  dropdown button.

Interaction 2 Click the Administration menu button.

Interaction 1 Click the Flight Plan menu item.

Interaction 1 Click the Easy matching check box.

Interaction 2 Click the Save button.

Interaction 3 Click the Map tab.


Congratulations! You have successfully made more automatic flight plan matching possible. It's that easy.

Next, view the automatic update in the Flight list that will happen without dispatchers needing to link flight plans "manually". 

N-Tracking updates the destination airport for the tracked flight in the Flight list. (There may be a slight delay before the destination airport code displays.)

 Dispatchers can toggle the flight plan to display on the map following the usual steps, which are outlined for demonstration purposes.

Interaction 1 Click flight number SEJ7133.

Interaction 1 Click the Flight Plan slider.

Interaction 1 Click anywhere on the map.

The flight plan continues to display on the map after you close the Flight Details pane.


Type hint to help learners. (12pt)


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