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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?

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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)

Push -

  • 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.

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  • $\begingroup$ @Federico Looks good. Thanks for the edit. $\endgroup$
    – Gerry
    Sep 28, 2017 at 15:20

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