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Did You Know?<br>Insert Forecast Winds to Improve Fuel Calculation

Feb 21, 2017
By: Stacy Honda, Marketing Manager

Insert Forecast Winds to Improve Fuel CalculationUniversal Avionics Flight Management Systems’ (FMS) Flight Plan (FPL) Menu Page 2 has an option to insert forecast flight plan winds adjacent to appropriate waypoints in the flight plan. This enhances overall time enroute and fuel consumption calculations, especially when the length of the leg being flown is near normal aircraft maximum range. When these values are not inserted, the FMS uses current calculated winds at any given time to compute fuel/time requirements. However, it should be noted that this is not typically an issue for shorter flights.

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