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Crew Panel (TIMELINE)

The new Crew Panel has been implemented for fast, legible and intuitive reading & editing of the roster. It displays all the data you need for the perfect planning of duties for the crew.

To access a new duties roster hover the mouse over a section CREW and click CREW PANEL.

Legend

The Legend, which explains what particular icons or indications mean, can be found by clicking the icon

  • Flights

Flights added in a section OPS appear in Crew Panel as a blue belt. The line starts with the reporting time, then there is a belt (which lenght means flight's duration), then the line showing the lenght of the minimum rest.

If you click the blue belt at the bottom belt Leon will show flight's details, such as: schedule, airports codes & names, trip no, crew, quotation, who created the trip and when, tags.

If there is FTL violation Leon shows the line in red - click on the flight to get an information at the bottom with FDP & Duty details.

  • Simulators

When the Crew is assigned to the Simulator flight in section OPS, this 'Simulator' will appear in 'Crew' part of the 'Crew Panel'.

The Simulator will display as a purple belt and will indicate the length of the duty as well as the line suggesting the EOBT.

Clicking on the purple belt will display the simulator details in the bottom section.

  • Positionings

All positionings added in a section OPS show in a similar way to flights. The belt shows the positioning's duration, then the line shows the lenght of the minimum rest.

  • FTL Duties

Duties pre-defined in a section Duties Setup as Included in FTL calculations show as colour belts, which lenght means the duration of a particular duty time.

  • Non-FTL Duties

All duties pre-defined as Off show as belts throughout the entire day.

  • SPLIT DUTY

If split duty is used to extend the maximum Flight Duty Period (FDP), Leon will indicate such break with a yellow rest bar between the two sectors of the trip.

As you can see in the example below, the break between the two sectors are marked yellow to indicate where it was applied. The split duty margins will remain black/red along with the remaining part of the rest bar after the last sector.


Filter

Person and Aircraft filtering options
Other filtering options

The filter in the 'Crew Panel' section is located in the top bar and it is divided into 3 sections:

  • Filter - you can filter duties by using 2 available options:
  1. Crew members - insert crew code and click the 'Search' button - Leon will show only that person's duties. It is also possible to filter by multiple crew members. Simply choose the crew from the Crew Member search box and once you have the list of crew click 'SEARCH' button.
  2. Crew labels - click on the field and Leon will show all crew labels defined in a section Phonebook > Labels (then assigned in crew profiles).
  • Aircraft - you can filter the page by the aircraft type or a tail registration. This includes 'Virtual Aircraft'
  • Show - located in the top-right corner of the 'Crew Panel' and devided into the folloting sections:
  1. Show - to display scheduled Maintenance and Options in the 'Flights' section and also Requests in 'Crew' section
  2. Position type - mark/unmark checkboxes: Cockpit, Cabin, Maintenance, Ground & Positioning.
  3. Show active aircraft only - switching to 'YES' will display only active aircraft in the 'Flights' section
  4. Layout - to display 'Crew' section only, or on both: 'Flights & Crew'
  5. Dim ferry legs - making ferry legs dimmed
  6. Preferred airport code - selecting between ICAO/IATA airport codes
  7. Sort by - display the list of crew in order: Rating (CPT, FO, FA), Known as or Code (alphabetically)
  8. Show currency dots - enable crew currency dot isplayed next to crew code

On the options-bar, right between 'TO' date-range and 'NOW' button, you can find a drop-down box where you can select preferred timezone (UTC or Base time - the Base defined in General Settings).


Adding/Editing Crew

Option to add and edit Crew

It is possible to add new Crewmembers or edit existing Crewmembers directly from the “Crew Panel”.

In order to do that you simply need to:

  1. Right-click of the mouse on the Crew code
  2. Choose the relevant option from the dropdown menu
  3. Adding/editing window will pop up and you will be able to perform the actions
  4. Press “SAVE” button to update changes


Useful options

Move up function

'Move up' function

This functionality allows you to move a selected Crew member to the top of the Crew List. To use this function you need to click on the crew member and select 'MOVE UP' option, as per screenshot. It is possible to move up a number of crew members, one at a time. The Crew members will then display by the selection order in which they were moved.

Crew search

In the filter > field 'Crew member' type crew name/surname or code and select him from the list. You can add more name to the searching list. You can also use quick search option by clicking on a key 'F' on your keyboard, type in the Crew member in the 'Crew member search' pop-up window and press enter. Leon will only display this particular Crew member.

To bring back view for all the crew you need to either remove the Crew from the 'Crewm Member search' in the filter or simply 'Reset' the filter.

Virtual Aircraft

Assigning Crew to Virtual Aircraft

It is now possible to see and service 'Virtual Aircraft' in the Crew Panel.

'Virtual Aircraft' will be displayed at the bottom of the list in the 'Flights' section of Crew Panel. It will also be available in the 'AIRCRAFT' filter.

Crewing options available to the 'Virtual Aircraft' are exactly the same as for standard fleet and include assigning crew, deleting crew, copying crew, etc.

Flights assigned to 'Virtual Aircraft' are displayed in light grey (for ferry flights) and in dark grey (for flights with PAX). This is caused by the lack of indication of minimum crew required on such an aircraft.

Duty info

It is possible to view duty information in 2 ways:

  • One click on the duty - this will display the duty information at the bottom of the Crew Panel Page.
  • Right-click - this will open a pop-up window with the full duty information including the duty type and who created the duty and when (date & time).

Using keys

For quick using of some options in Crew Panel you can use particular keys on the keyboard. Select the flight and use keys as follow:

  • A - shows crew available for flight assignement.
  • S - shows already assigned crew on top of the crew list.
  • D - shows assigned crew details (position, code, name/surname, phone number & email address) along with the basic trip information.
  • F - shows 'Crew member search' pop-up window where you can type crew name or a code and view only his/her duties.

FTL Details

FTL Details in Crew Panel

To check FTL Details on a particular flight either double-click on the flight (in the Crew part of the screen), or right-click with the mouse and select FTL Details - Leon will show a pop-up window which is divided into 2 parts:

  1. Duty & FDP Sectors - showing reporting on, STD, ADEP, ADES, STA and reporting off plus rest before & after duty. For the flights with FDP extension, possibility to turn off/on the extension by clicking on the 'FDP+' checkbox
  2. FTL Calculation Summary - showing the same FTL details which you can find in a section OPS, tab CREW > FTL Calculations. Hover the mouse over Rest, FDP or Duty values to find explanations why these values have applied.

Click on 'View FTL Sheet' to get FTL Sheet report.


Crew currency

Crew currency status in Crew Panel

The feature works exactly like in Crew Duties page. Leon shows the dot next to crew code, which can be defined in a section Settings > Crew Currency and can be activated in the filter under the three-dot icon in the top right corner of the page.

The colour of the dot shows the current state of the crew currency by displaying the dot either in green, amber or red colour. If you hover the mouse over the dot a tooltip will appear with detailed information about the status of crew currency (see screenshot on the right).


Adding Positioning

To add positioning in the Crew Panel - either before the planned sector or as a stand-alone positioning - you need to follow below steps:

Add positioning window
  1. Right-click on a flight in the Crew part of Crew Panel to open 'New Positioning' window
  2. In the 'New Positioning' window, Leon will suggest the date of positioning, the departure of positioning (this is ADES from the sector you clicked on) and the Crew from the sector you clicked on. The Crewmember which the positioning is added to will be framed - . It is possible to change the default date, the departure airport of positioning as well as add extra crew by choosing them from the dropdown list.
  3. Click 'ADD' button to save positioning. Once the positioning is saved it will display in the Crew part of Crew Panel as . Positioning will also display in the TABLE section of the OPS view.

Hovering the mouse over '?' icon located by the STD/STA inputs will display a tooltip with time values in UTC/LT/BT.

Once the positioning is added it is also possible to add further positionings, edit existing positioning and deleted the positioning. You simply need to click on the existing positioning and choose the relevant option.

It is also possible to check Changes history by right-clicking on a particular positioning and selecting 'Changes History'.


Adding Simulators

Adding SIM duty in Crew Panel

To add a new Simulator duty from the Crew Panel - once it is already performed - select date range, crew member, right-click the mouse and select 'ADD SIMULATOR' option.

Once a pop-up window shows, you can initially fill it in with the following details: Aircraft type, Date, ADEP, ADES, BLOFF, BLON, Crew (CPT and FO) and optionally the Notes.

It is not necessary to add Journey Log data to save SIM in Crew Timeline panel.

After the SIM is performed, you can fill in the rest of the details that applied during the SIM session.

Added SIM duty will appear with the black line of minimum rest required after the duty. It will also appear in OPS panel with already filled in Journey Log.

Added SIM duty can always be edited and its details can be changed. It is also possible to delete a particular crew from SIM and/or delete the SIM duty completely.

Crew currency feature will work properly only when the field 'Pilot Flying' has been filled in with pilot/pilots codes. In case where FO did take off and CPT did landing (or vice versa), you should add crew codes in a field 'Pilot Flying' as FO/CPT or CPT/FO

Line Training

Flight Training Window

Option to record flights as line training and line check is also available in the Crew Timeline section.

If you select a particular flight, or several flights, with the right click of the mouse, from the drop-down context menu you can select the Add Training option.

Once selected a Create flight training pop-up window will open up. In the window under Type, from the drop-down menu, it is possible to mark the flight as training by selecting either Line Check or Line Training. In the same pop-up window, it is also possible to add Planner or Pilot notes. At this moment the notes do not show anywhere within the page - this will get developed in later stages.

Line Training will mark the flight with a yellow symbol in the top left corner of the selected sector or series of sectors

Line Check option will mark the flight with a purple symbol in the same place

If the notes are added, both the Planner notes as well as the Pilot notes will appear at the bottom panel when clicking on the Line training/Check tile:

Once the training is added, an option to Edit Training is possible when right-clicking on the flight.


Hotel Bookings

Hotel Booking Pop-Up Window

A new feature to add hotel reservations for crew members has been implemented. Under the 3-dot icon, it is now possible to switch an option to show Required hotel. Once this option is marked, Leon will show icon after each flight if a crew member ends his flight duty outside of his home base. The red H letter indicates that the hotel has not been reserved. Once you click on the icon a Hotel booking pop-up window will open. In the pop-up window it is possible to select:

  • Hotel from the drop-down menu - this is a list of hotels from Airport Directory database - additional hotels can be added there
  • Check-in & Check out times in UTC or BT
  • Status of the reservation
  • Crew members for whom the reservation was made
  • Notes (at the moment visible in Report Wizard only)

Once the reservation details are added the letter H in the hotel icon will change colour to white

If manual publication of drafts is enabled a pink background will appear indicating the change requires publication.

If you right-click on the hotel icon from the context menu you can choose from 3 options:

  • Edit Hotel reservation - once selected you can amend the existing reservation
  • Delete From Hotel Reservation - selecting will delete selected crew members from the booking
  • Delete Hotel Reservation - selecting removes the entire hotel booking

If the crew, in a given time-range, performs a series of flights ending at the same airport out of the home base, adding one hotel reservation for the selected time-frame will mark all hotel icons as booked. This saves the crew planners from adding a hotel reservation after each flight separately.

In a situation where the destination airport is different from the airport at which the hotel was originally booked (e.g.in a case of flight diversion) the required hotel icon will display in red.

Additionally, a new scope has been added to the Report Wizard section called Hotel Booking where it is possible to generate a report with hotel reservations and filter out hotel bookings by selected Airport and Status (untouched, requested, and confirmed).

Currently, adding hotel reservations in Crew Timeline works independently to hotel reservations in the OPS section and do not affect FTL calculations (e.g. min rest required in Home Base)

Deleting duties

Deleting duties

Leon allows to delete multiple duties across different dates and different crew members. Just hold Ctrl key select duties to be deleted and right click the mouse and select Delete Duties. You can also use Shift key to delete multiple duties for one crew member.

The process of deleting duties is very similar to editing duties:

  1. Right-click the mouse on a particular duty. A pop-up menu will open
  2. In a pop-up menu click on 'Delete duty' option. The confirmation question will display
  3. Pressing 'YES' will remove the chosen duty, 'NO' will switch off the validation.
It is NOT possible to edit or delete a duty with the type 'On the aircraft'.

Airport/Crew Discontinuity

Leon will now mark the flight block with a red zigzag line if the last airport of landing does not correspond with the next airport of take off. This will indicate that aircraft repositioning needs to be added. Analogical situation will happen with the crew section if the airports between last and next duty do not correspond. This will indicate that crew positioning needs to be planned between the two duties.


leon/crew-panel.txt · Last modified: 2021/05/21 09:39 by bartek