In order to add an aircraft to the Avinode platform you need to have its aircraft performance data entered. A quick how-to is below:
1. Go to the Aircraft tab and click on Performance Profiles. Click on either create new or on the edit button.
2. In Basic Information section you choose from the following options:
Load Default Data - Enter in your aircraft type to auto-populate Avinode’s historical performance aircraft data.
Manually fill out the performance data - By entering in the aircraft performance information. Please see terms the helpful terms and definitions at the bottom of this page to learn how we define what these values mean.
Ensure you click "Save" after doing this to complete this section.
Helpful Terms and Definitions:
• Max Range: This data is used to generate a calibration itinerary. Aircraft range is set for each individual aircraft.
• Bias Time: Bias time will add chargeable flight time to each leg. Bias time is sometimes referred to Block Time or Taxi time. We currently only allow for chargeable bias time, so if you do not charge for this time this field should be left blank. Be Aware: Bias Time is only applied once per flight leg in the Avinode Marketplace. Some FMS systems apply this time twice, once on takeoff and once on landing. If this is how your FMS works, please adjust your figures accordingly.
• Required Runway: The minimum distance required for the aircraft to land. This will be used to determine to which airports this aircraft can fly.
• Turn Around Time: Time required to prepare the aircraft for takeoff after landing. Avinode suggests a default time of 0:45.
• Fuel Stop Time: Time required to refuel the aircraft. Avinode suggests a default time of 0:30.
• Wind Model: Stipulate whether there should there be winds adjustments to the flight times. The seasonal winds adjustment will use an aggregate wind model that changes every month and reflects 30 years of average winds data. The result is that your flight times will change every month based on the current average winds.
• Rate of Climb: The rate the aircraft climbs between takeoff and cruising altitude (feet per minute).
• Rate of Descent: The rate the aircraft descends between its cruising altitude and landing (feet per minute).
• Max Cruise Altitude: Please use your average or practical cruising altitude.
• Flight Rounding: Round flight times to the closest tenth. All flight times and quoted times will be calculated by rounding to the nearest tenth. (ex 1.1,1.2,1.3… etc.… ).
• Take-off Speed: The velocity of the aircraft when its wheels leave the ground.
• Landing Speed: The velocity of the aircraft when its wheels touch the ground.
• Cruise Speed (KTAS): Cruise Speed is the True Airspeed, in knots, that the aircraft averages while at cruising altitude. This is not the MAX cruise speed but the average speed.