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Release Notes - FuelsManager Aviation Version 7.1 Service Pack 2

Release Date - 04.12

Overview

The enhancements delivered in this release include the following:

  • Net at the Wing

Enhancements


Accounting

  • Enhancement to swap nose and tail numbers on import.
  • Enhancement to use fuel density from the LDUExpress import file.
  • Enhancement to correctly calculate transfers and book inventory when transfers occur between different managers.
  • Enhancement to correctly calculate physical inventory when transfers occur between different managers.
  • Enhancement to create a transaction ID when the transaction ID in the import file is empty.
  • Enhancement to support multi-site support via Remote Desktop or Citrix.
  • Enhancement to append the date and time to the end of an export file name.
  • Enhancement to allow users in the Accounting group access to the import/export feature via the "File" menu.

Dispatch

  • Enhancement to prevent multiple flight windows from opening.
  • Enhancement to prevent the showing of two Dispatch windows upon starting up the application.
  • Enhance performance during refresh operation by issuing more filter criteria to the SQL database engine and limit the number of flights loaded into memory and only bringing back the flights that meet the filter criteria.
  • Performance enhancements to effectively run in a virtualized environment.
  • Enhancement to allow users to create copies of specific flights.
  • Enhancement to support the display of Minimum Equipment List (MEL) messages.
  • Enhancement to remove obsolete menu items from the Dispatch View menu to prevent runtime errors: Predicted/Actual Resources and Resource Efficiency Enhancement to support the filtering of up to 500 gates. 
  • Enhancement to remove the Freeze Point Units label.
  • Enhancement to repeat SQL command if a database deadlock occurs.
  • Enhancement to copy the user data fields from the primary flight record to the secondary flight record on dual fueling flights.
  • Enhancement to where the ETD is adjusted to be ETA+SFT or STD, whichever is later.
  • Enhancement to provide ìStationî and ìUserDataî fields on dispatch tickets.
  • Enhancement to calculate ETA for previous day when ETD is between 12:00am and 01:00am.

IntoPlane Server

  • Enhancement to resolve gauge synchronization and access violation.
  • Enhancement to update the DCU configuration to save DCU connection information to the server.
  • Enhancement to update logic to distribute the DCU connection information via vehicle updates.
  • Enhancement to improve performance when downloading IATA code data.
  • Enhancement to check and download newer versions of the IntoPlane client files by handheld profile.
  • Enhancement to provide statistic of when the handheld checks for IntoPlane client updates.
  • Enhancement to turn off IntoPlane client updates using a registry setting.
  • Enhancement to ensure each IntoPlane client uses an independent connection and processing thread so it can communicate simultaneously with the server.

IntoPlane Mobile/Truck Client

  • Enhanced the application to provide Net Volume at the Wing, to include:
    • Support of the new Varec 8232 DCU.
    • Configure and/or retrieve the Varec 8232 DCU values, fuel temperature, meter calibration factor, coefficient of pressure (Cp) and net volume indicator.
    • Retrieve standard density of fuel from the configuration file.
    • Use fuel temperature and standard density to retrieve the volume correction factor (VCF) from the American Petroleum Institute (API) volume correction table 6B.
    • Apply the VCF, meter factor, and Cp to the gross volume to calculate the net volume of fuel pumped.
    • Communicate to Accounting and Dispatch the net volume parameters collected from IntoPlane.
    • Operate in heterogeneous environment where some DCUs can provide net volume data and other DCUs cannot.
    • Ensure the RTD is always powered on.
    • The average fuel temperature is reset only at the beginning of a fueling transaction.
  • Enhancement to support communication between the Varec 8230 DCU and the Veeder-RootÆ EMR3 Electronic Meter.
  • Enhancement to support communication between the Varec 8220 DCU and the Veeder-Root EMR3 Electronic and LectroCountÆ LCR-II meters.
  • Enhancement to support for Alternate Fuel Burn (BLOCK) calculations with Delta MD8D aircraft types.
  • Enhancement to connect the MX5 handheld with the 8232 DCU without prompting for the PIN code during Bluetooth pairing.
  • Enhancement display a prompt in IntoPlane when the fueler beings fueling a flight with alternate fueling requirements due to a specific type of MEL.
  • Enhancement to support the ability to modify the required fuel distribution for connection carrier flights that are dispatched to users, and the Wing-to-Wing Tolerance feature has been stabilized.
  • Enhancement to ensure the date fields do not allow an invalid year.
  • Enhancement to directly connect to the DCU by selecting cart.
  • Enhancement to auto-reconnect feature for the DCU with configurable reconnect interval.
  • Enhancement to DCU connection status icon and text on all pages.
  • Enhancement feature to display current load by pressing the F5 key.
  • Enhancement feature to display arrival load by pressing the F6 key.
  • Enhancement to add status windows between screen transitions to give feedback.
  • Enhancement to improve performance on screen transitions.
  • Enhancement to use a Diagnostic tool to time page transitions.
  • Enhancement to update IntoPlane logic to bypass the DCU Reset count check when connected to an electronic meter.
  • Enhancement that lead to a drastic reduction of COM 16 errors when connecting to a DCU using an MX9 handheld.
  • Enhancement to improve the Auto-Update feature that supports the following features:
    • Deploy different configuration for different handhelds at the same time.
    • Download and install all necessary files even for future releases.
    • CRC checking on IntoPlane client files downloaded.
    • Provide statistics of when the handheld installs IntoPlane client files.
  • Enhancement to present the user with a message box that allows the user to retry the uploading of transactions if should a problem occur during the transmission.
  • Enhancement to support the notification of fuel caps for aircraft and the acknowledgment of whether fuel caps were replaced.

IntoPlane Express

  • Enhancement to Fuel Density has been added to the user interface.
  • Enhancement to ensure the Operator ID selected at the Login Screen is populated into the FSR record.

ExSTARS

  • Enhancement to properly process Problem Identification (PBI) segments that are characterized as warnings or errors.
  • Enhancement to ensure every receipt within the filing period contains a non-empty government bill of lading (GBL) field.

Configuration

  • Enhancement to support up to 200 characters for airport names.
  • Enhancement to add MASS parameter to Wing-to-Wing Tolerance Type.

FMAEInterface Client

  • Enhancement to write Registration IDs to the correct location for Defuel and other transactions.
  • Enhancement to ensure UserData1 for Receipt transactions is propagated to the Enterprise Server.
  • Enhancement to enable and disable controls based upon configuration in the registry.
  • Enhancement to list all the Transaction IDs as failed if there are transmission problems.
  • Enhancement to send all deleted transactions to the Enterprise server.

Issues Addressed


General

  • Supports both 7.0 and 7.1 hardware licensing keys.
  • Supports both SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008.

Accounting

  • Resolved an issue when improper totals being displayed and reported in Auto EOM Adjustments.
  • Resolved an issue to use both manager and product to filter the search for incorrect/inaccurate journal records.
  • Resolved the following issues related to the standard import feature: Physical Inventories and Transfer transactions were not being imported : Allow the target system to accept updates or deletions from the source system :  Supplier and shipping mode fields were not be properly set.
  • Resolved issues to repair Data Dictionary and security issues when multiple users access the Physical Inventory Reconciliation feature.
  • Resolved the issue to remove new-line characters from the notes field to ensure that the import process into accounting does not fail.
  • Resolved an issue to suppress the date range when exporting deleted transactions.
  • Resolved an issue for adding receipt transactions while viewing the receipt transaction list.
  • Resolved an issue for product synchronization when drilling down from query results.
  • Resolved an issue with the Meter Reconciliation feature when attempting to run the feature for transactions whose DESTINATION_REG_ID field exceeds 10 characters.
  • Resolved an issue where transactions were being imported into a closed period using the standard CSV import.
  • Resolved an issue where reversed transactions were being created into a closed period.
  • Resolved an issue where Accounting journal closeout and refresh processes consumed 100% of CPU resources until complete and results in the system being unusable. The more owners a journal has the longer the process takes.

Dispatch

  • Resolved an issue with run-time overflow error when zooming in on the main dispatch window.
  • Resolved an issue with flight filter issue when using wildcards.

IntoPlane Server

  • Resolved an issue with memory leaks discovered in the FuelsManager Mobile Communications Service.
  • Resolved an issue with memory leaks discovered in the FuelsManager Mobile Applications Service.
  • Resolved the lock up issue.

IntoPlane Mobile/Truck Client

  • Resolved the issue where manual meter entry breaks the connection with the DCU.
  • Fixed the issue which prevented the typing of the Vehicle ID as soon as the page appears.
  • Resolved the issue of printing ETA and ETD values correctly on tickets.
  • Resolved the issue of masking the software key in the log file.
  • Resolved the issue to prevent the sending of transactions with an empty FSR Type.
  • Resolve the issue to allow users to properly select the appropriate consumer for any ship number.
  • Resolved the issue where an aircraft change creates a change in the number tanks.
  • Resolved the issue to prevent the number of arrival gauges from being different between the server and IntoPlane. 
  • Resolved the issue to allow users to press the Enter key to dismiss the reference data dialog.
  • Resloved the issue to manually created flights always allow the free selection of any gate or destination configured in the system.
  • Resolved an issue where the final gauge validation warning always allowed the user to proceed even if they chose not to.

Configuration

  • Resolved an issue to fix application crash when modifying the ship number and aircraft type on a failed record.

FMAEInterface Client

  • Resolved an issue to fix status bar error when exporting transactions.
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