In a Flight Management System, what name is given to an abeam waypoint in case of DIR TO? Is this name format different in Thales and Honeywell FMS?
From the Thales Pilot Guide:
If ABEAM PTS are desired:
ABEAM PTS [3R] .......... Confirm/Press
If Option 1 is defaulted, ABEAM PTS is displayed yellow, if not press [3R].
ND shows direct track (dashed yellow), as entered, superimposed on existing ACTIVE F-PLN.
Abeam WPTs are named ABxxxxx, xxxxx representing the first five characters of the relative WPTs.
Ex: ABADAIB, ABBOKNO, ABDEVRO
Honeywell FMS is different:
Abeam Points (ABEAM PTS)
creates place bearing distance waypoint on the Direct To leg abeam the bypassed waypoint if the bypassed waypoint was a database airport, navaid, NDB, or waypoint
creates latitude/longitude waypoint on the Direct To leg abeam the bypassed waypoint if the bypassed waypoint was a latitude/longitude waypoint
So in the Honeywell FMS the abeam points will use the Place Bearing Distance name or the Lat/Lon name depending on the type of original waypoint.