The airline settings are critical to many functions within APDL. This should be one of the first pages you configure when using APDL. You may need to return to this section from time to time to update these settings as your career progresses. Examples of these cases would be a change in airline, change in domicile, change in pay rate, or contractual changes to per diem or guarantee, trip, or duty rigs.
Tap the Airline row to select your current airline. Current airline is used for resume work history and various cloud features.
Tap the Employment row to set more details about your airline such as hire date, employee number, highest position held, and notes. If you have a 3D Touch enabled device, you can force press to peek at the details of your employment, while a harder press will allow you to pop to that page to edit that information.
Enter your hire date at your current airline for work history. Choose a date in the future for "End date" to set it to "Presently Employed" if it gets accidentally changed.
Select your domicile from the list. Domicile is used for legality computations.
If you fly international routes, you can set your domicile as your theater if applicable.
The Employment History row displays how many entries have been made in APDL as employers. Tap this row to view or edit your previous airline experience. This information is used in your resume.
Enter your Base Pay Rate and Per Diem rates for payroll computations.
Enter your minimum guarantee value for payroll purposes.
If your contract has provisions for a Duty Rig or Trip Rig, configure these here for payroll calculations. Enable each rig as appropriate and set the appropriate ratio. The note in each section will help you configure these rigs properly for APDL.
Use the Minimum Turn Time line to set the minimum ground turn time in minutes to be used by the Legality Report for forecasted times. Originally scheduled departure times will be used unless a delay will cause the turn time to be less than the minimum ground time specified here.
APDL can adjust your duty on and duty off times when circumstances arise that cause you to work outside the originally scheduled times or when importing your schedule. Examples of this are: reporting at a different time than scheduled due to a cancellation, delay, or reassignment; completing your flights for the day later than scheduled due to delays; or logging manually. Tap the Duty Period Adjustments line to enable and configure these settings.
This setting applies to manual interaction with the app as well as schedule importing. You can also access these settings from the Schedule Importer Settings section.
Configure your report and release times according to your company's contract as appropriate. If your report and release times are different for specific duty types, you can configure those settings specifically, otherwise you can set them all the same.
All crewmembers and aircraft in APDL are associated with an airline. This allows for easier organization of your data as your career progresses and you, may move on to other airlines and you want to keep your selection lists in APDL as neat as possible and prevent them from becoming excessively large. You can view all crewmembers and aircraft associated with your current employer by tapping one of the lines in the Data section.
APDL can automatically retrieve flight options for your commute to and from work. To enable the commute feature, turn on the switch in the Commute section. Designate which airport you usually commute from near your home on the "Home Airport" line. The "Commute To" and "Commute From" lines allow you to enter a time buffer for APDL to use when retrieving commute flights. The "Commute To" value sets how many minutes prior to your report time on the first day of your trip you would like your commute flights to arrive at your domicile airport. If you would like to arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to your report time, you would set this value to "30". Shown below as zero, this displays all flights arriving up to actual report time, which allows you to determine which flight(s) are most appropriate manually. The same applies for the "Commute Home" value. This sets how many minutes after your last leg is scheduled to arrive on the last day to start searching for flights to commute home. The last option "Tracked Flights" sets how many flights APDL will retrieve, starting from the time buffers you set for "Commute To" and "Commute Home". This allows you to include multiple flights if you prefer to have some backup options for your commute, or if your airline requires a certain number of backups for a commuting policy.