When enabling the Ignore Route Restrictions checkbox, your flight plan computation will disregard airspace restrictions that would otherwise have been avoided. This includes Restricted Areas, Special Use Airspace, mandatory entry and exit points, and Eurocontrol validation criteria. Some of these restrictions are visible on a Flight Planning Restrictions layer within our mapping tool. This tool provides a visual opportunity for you to decide whether you desire to avoid them by manually adjusting your route. Because you will have a much higher chance of receiving a validated and compliant route without the box checked, we suggest using this feature only when all other route options fail.
When enabling the Ignore Published Altitude Restrictions checkbox, your flight plan computation will disregard altitude restrictions as published in the Navigation System Database on airway segments, direct segments, and SIDs/STARs. It will allow you to plan below the minimum and above the maximum published altitude of any airway. Again, we suggest using this when all other route options fail.
The Future of Flight Planning
Recently, we announced the Izon digital platform and the accompanying vision to connect you seamlessly with the tools you use every day. Our future for flight planning, therefore, includes incorporating a NextGen Flight Planning application within Izon. Within this application, we will bring you a flight planning experience that pairs an intuitive, user-friendly design with the powerful, data-driven intelligence of our engine. Integrations with other ARINCDirect and third-party tools that you use today will further enhance the platform.
The NextGen flight planning concept will take the improvements available from the engine - including avoidance of Special Use Airspaces, navigation fees along a route, and weather and altitude restrictions - and present a clearer picture of what may impact your route. By exposing this information, you will have more control in what is considered during a flight plan computation.
Throughout the past year, we have continued to evolve the flight planning engine based on your feedback. We intend to follow this trend and encourage you to provide enhancement requests. Additionally, if you need any help with the embedded ARINCDirect flight planning tools, please contact our 24x7 Flight Operations team at +1 410-266-2266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.