eALP Assembly Process

Use the eight steps on the eALP Assembly page to configure and compose a draft version of your airport eALP in PDF format. You can use this PDF file for your internal review and eventually submit it to the FAA for their preliminary review and approval.

(The screen shots below are for illustration purposes only.)

To open the eALP Assembly page, open an eALP project. The eALP Project Summary is displayed. Click the eALP Assembly tab. You will see the 8 eALP assembly steps. Some steps are optional. Hyperlinks to each step become blue and active as you proceed.


Step 1:

  1. Click the Configure eALP Parameters hyperlink.

    The system assembles three mandatory views: the Airport Layout Plan, the inner portion of the approach surface, and the Data Table views. You can add three optional views: Airspace Notification and Terminal Area views. The system includes the three mandatory views and any optional views in your eALP draft.

  2. On the Configure eALP Parameters page, click to place a check mark on any Optional Views you want to include in your assembly process and press the Submit button

    Select optional Views

  3. To confirm the optional views, In the pop-up box type a comment and press Submit.

    Confirmation of optional selection

    The system begins assembling features for your selected configuration. Each view in your configuration will consist of the number of the most recent required features as defined by the eALP National Team. These features are existing verified or accepted airport features and/or planned (SHORT_TERM, MEDIUM_TERM, or LONG_TERM) data available in the database collection for each respective view.

    Auto-Assembling features

Step 2:

This step is optional. The system enables Step 2 once the auto-assembly is complete. In this step you can select any optional feature(s) you deem necessary and specific to your airport's needs.

  1. Click the Select Features hyper link.

    Select optional feature

    The system displays the eALP Feature Selection page.

  2. On the eALP Feature Selection page, select an optional feature from the feature type drop-down list.

    Select optional feature

  3. In the text box, explain why you selected the optional feature and click Save Changes.

    Provide rationale

    The system indicates that the optional feature will be included in the eALP assembly with its appropriately assigned eALP phase (EX=Existing, ST=Short Term, MT=Medium Term, LT=Long Term) and the total number of features involved.

  4. To add more optional features, repeat these steps. When you are finished, click the Back to eALP Assembly hyper link to return to the eALP Assembly page.


Step 3

This step is required. Use step 3 to enter general Airport and Sponsor information.

  1. Click Airport/Sponsor General Info.

    Airport Sponsor General Info tab

    The Enter Airport General Information page displays.

    Enter Airport General Information page

  2. All fields on this page are mandatory. Select and enter information.
  3. Optionally add a logo by doing the following:
    1. Click the Add Airport Sponsor or Consultant logo hyperlink hyperlink.

      Consultant logo login screen shot

    2. Select the category, user the Choose File button to select a file to upload, and type a description of the file.
    3. Click Submit button.
  4. When all fields are complete, on the Enter General Airport Information page, click Submit button.
  5. In the displayed dialog, type a confirmation explanation and click Submit button.

    Please confirm dialog box.

    The system updates with your new information.

  6. To return to the eALP assembly page, click Back to eALP Assembly hyperlink..

Step 4

This step is required. Use step 4 to enter data table information.

  1. Click Enter Data Table.

    Enter Data Table tab

    The Data Tables Information page displays. This page contains 5 tabs, Airport Data, Runway Data, Taxiway Data, Modification to Standards, and Submit eALP data table.

    Data Tables Information

  2. To set additional columns for your eALP, select Set Additional Column hyperlink, select the number of columns from the displayed drop-down menu, and click Submit. The number of columns you select is added as new phases.
  3. To add existing or ultimate data, click + Expand to display the data tables. If you added columns, click + Expand for any added phase.

    The example below shows two expanded tables and two added Airport Data columns:

    Existing Airport Data fields

  4. Enter all Airport Data and click Save All Airport Data button.
  5. For each tab (Airport Data, Runway Data, Taxiway Data, and Modification to Standard), continue to add and save all data. When you are finished, click the Submit eALP data table sub-tab.

    Data Table tab

  6. Click Submit Data Table button.
  7. In the displayed dialog box, click Submit.

    Do You Want to Submit dialog

  8. To return to the eALP assembly page, click Back to eALP Assembly hyperlink..


Step 5

This step is required. Use step 5 to provide surface generation information compliant with CFR Part 77, Safe, Efficient Use, and Preservation of the Navigable Airspace.

  1. Click Enter Part 77 Data.

    Enter Part 77 data

  2. For each runway, display the part 77 data table by clicking the + Expand link.

    The expanded part 77 table displays.

    Part 77 data table

  3. Enter all data.
  4. To save the data, click Save Part 77 data button.
  5. When you have entered all of the part 77 data, click Submit part 77 data button and in the displayed dialog box click Submit.

    Part 77 data submission dialog

  6. To return to the eALP assembly page, click Back to eALP Assembly hyperlink..


Step 6

This step is required. Use step 6 to customize the eALP view by defining the Airport Layout Plan, the Airspace Notification Setting, the Dimensions and Markup, and the Terminal Area. You can display various maps in the viewer. The first time you use the viewer, the viewer tools will be hidden. Hover the mouse at the top of the window to reveal the viewer tools. To select areas, hold down the shift key and drag the cursor to expand a selection box.

  1. Click Customized View.

    Customized View tab

  2. To set the drawing scale, expand the Airport Layout Plan options by clicking + Expand.

    Airport Layout Plan table

  3. Select the Drawing Scale, click Save Alp Area setting button, and in the displayed dialog click Yes button.
  4. To set the Airspace Notification settings, click + Expand.

    Airspace Notification base map

  5. Do the following:
    1. Select the BaseMap option.
    2. To view the airspace page in the viewer, click View Airspace Page hyperlink.

      The airspace view is displayed in a new tab.

    3. To display the airspace view, click the viewer tab.
    4. While holding the Shift key, draw a box over the area you want displayed in the eALP.
    5. After the system redraws to display your selection, hover the cursor at the top of the view to display the viewer dialog box and click the Airspace View icon.

      Airspace view

    6. In the displayed box, type a name for this view and click Add to PDF.

      Airspace view

    7. Click save and in the dialog click yes button.
  6. To set the Dimensions and Markup, click + Expand.

    dimensions and markup

  7. Do the following:
    1. Display the viewer in a new tab by clickingview dimensions and markup.
    2. Go to the new tab and in the viewer, hover the mouse at the top of the window to display the viewer tools:

      viewer tools

    3. Use these tools to view the map layers, display and define the terminal view, add drawings and measurements, add dimensions, add redlines, identify elements on the map, apply bookmarks, and print draft copies of the display.
  8. To set the Terminal Area, click + Expand.

    Terminal area

  9. Do the following:
    1. To display the map in a new tab, click terminal page.

      The system displays the general Terminal View area of your airport like the example below.

      General Terminal View Map area

    2. Move cursor to the terminal area.
    3. Press and hold the 'SHIFT' key while dragging the cursor to cover the extent of terminal area you want to capture, and then release the mouse.

      The system zooms in to the area you selected.

    4. Adjust your terminal view to fit in with your current screen display size.
    5. To display the terminal dialog box, hover your cursor over the top edge of the map to expose the docking widget tool bar and select the Terminal View widget (as shown below).

      Designated Terminal Area

    6. In the widget, enter the name of your designated terminal area and click Add to PDF. Repeat these steps to add more terminal areas.

      Saving Designated Terminal View

  10. To return to the eALP assembly page, click Back to eALP Assembly hyperlink..

Step 7

This step is required. The system uses the information you provide in Step 7 to upload windrose data files (All Weather, IFR, and/or VFR) for wind analysis. The system adds a windrose view and a windrose report for each windrose type to the Data Table View.

  1. Click Generate Windrose(s).

    Generate windrose(s)

  2. On the Windrose Summary page, click Add All Weather Windrose.

    Windrose Summary page

  3. On the All Weather Wind Rose Form click Upload Wind Data File and select the appropriate All Weather Windrose data file.

    Upload Wind Rose Data

  4. Once the system populates the form with wind data assign the optimal runway orientation direction and tailwind component. When you change data on the form, an asterisk appears on the Save Data button to remind you to run the report with the new data.
  5. To run the wind analysis and generate a report, press Save Data.

    Windrose Analysis Form

  6. To continue the windrose process with other Windrose data analysis, click back to windrose assembly hyperlink.
  7. To return to the eALP assembly page, click Back to eALP Assembly hyperlink..

Step 8

  1. To confirm and complete eALP assembly process, click Mark Assembly as Complete.

    Step 5 - Assembly complete

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