AMTS - Aviation Maintenance Tracking System: Software designed to track your fleet.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Setup Issues

How do I start entering the Aircraft?

Working With Components

How do I create an Aircraft?

I just changed the location of a Component (say, moved an Engine from one Airframe to another Airframe), and it is still in the wrong place on the menu. What's wrong?

I just Deleted a Component and it is still on the menu.

What will happen to all the Components (Prop, Turbine Wheels, Starter Gen, etc.) attached to an Engine when I move the Engine to a new Airframe or Stores.

Working With Requirements

I made a new Requirement, but when I go to make a Record for my Engine (or other Component), I don't see the new Requirement in the list to choose.

Working With Records

I created a Record for an Engine, and entered the correct time from the Journey Log, but the Record doesn't show up when I click the Forecast section.

The Menu

I click on some items in the menu (for example, the "Component Details" and the little arrow changes to point down, but nothing appears. I know there is something there, but it doesn't appear - what's wrong?

Setup Issues

Issue: How do I start entering the Aircraft?
Comment: In AMTS, an Aircraft is just a Component who belongs to the "Airframe" Category. The best way to create any component is to use the Component Wizard. Just Click on "Components" then "New Component" and the wizard will step you through everything. You can stop anytime in the wizard, but you will probably always want to step all the way through.

Working With Components

Issue: How do I create an Aircraft?
Comment: In AMTS, an Aircraft is just a Component who belongs to the "Airframe" Category. The best way to create any component is to use the Component Wizard. Just Click on "Components" then "New Component" and the wizard will step you through everything. You can stop anytime in the wizard, but you will probably always want to step all the way through.

Issue: I just changed the location of a Component (say, moved an Engine from one Airframe to another Airframe), and it is still in the wrong place on the menu. What's wrong?
Comment: The menu only refreshes when you use it, so click on the ball of the (New or Old) Airframe to close that portion of the tree and then click it again to open it up. AMTS will always check the database to ensure you are looking at the most up to date data.

Issue: I just Deleted a Component and it is still on the menu.
Comment: The menu only refreshes when you use it, so click on the ball of the (New or Old) Airframe to close that portion of the tree and then click it again to open it up. AMTS will always check the database to ensure you are looking at the most up to date data.

Issue: What will happen to all the Components (Prop, Turbine Wheels, Starter Gen, etc.) attached to an Engine when I move the Engine to a new Airframe or Stores.
Comment: All the child Components of the Engine will stay with the engine when you move it to another location. Now that they are all on the new Airframe, they will all start accruing time (hours, cycles, etc) when ever you update the new airframe.

Working With Requirements

Issue: I made a new Requirement, but when I go to make a Record for my Engine (or other Component), I don't see the new Requirement in the list to choose.
Comment: Each Requirement can be made to apply to only those components it was made for. This is a method that AMTS uses to help reduce data entry mistakes. When you made the Requirement, you may have choosen the Exact Category, Sub Category and Component to which it applies. Go find the Requirement in the "Requirements" menu and look at what is checked off in the section "Applies Only To the Following…" If you Can't find your Requirement when you go to apply it to a new Component, you probably have it set too restrictive (Restricted to a specific Component perhaps). If you see your new Requirement every time you go to create a new Record (even though the new Requirement doesn't apply in every case), they you have it set too broad (Perhaps you have it set to "All" Categories).

Working With Records

Issue: I created a Record for an Engine, and entered the correct time from the Journey Log, but the Record doesn't show up when I click the Forecast section.
Comment: You shouldn't use the Journey Log times for most components (only the Airframe). Since in Alto-AMTS, each Component has it's own log, you simply need to enter the next time a Component is due with respect to it's own log. In traditional Maintenance Tracking, we are always translating hours and cycles to another log (Airframe Log, Engine Log, Journey Log, etc.) - you don't need to do that with Alto-AMTS. If the first time you need to do an inspection for an engine is at 500 hours, then you just enter "500" in the Due Hours field. As long as you entered the correct current hours (for the engine, not the airframe) when you created the Engine Component, then AMTS will keep track of how many hours are currently on the Engine (as you add hours to the Airframe) and will let you know how close you are to the 500 hour inspection when you go to the Forecast area.

The Menu

Issue: I click on some items in the menu (for example, the "Component Details" and the little arrow changes to point down, but nothing appears. I know there is something there, but it doesn't appear - what's wrong?
Comment: Try refreshing your browser (click the "Refresh" button, or click "View" then "Refresh" on the browser menu). If you get the Login screen, then your session has timed out. In order to optimize the web's performance, the server keeps track of you while you are doing work in AMTS. As long as you continue to do work, it keeps you logged in. If you don't do anything for more than 20 minutes then it assumes you have finished and logs you out. This is both for optimizing performance for all users, and for security (so someone else won't be able to walk up to your computer an make changes without your knowledge). If you don't mind being logged in all the time on a particular computer, then just check the box that says, "Log me in automatically at this computer".

 

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