Route Management Tool
Database query tool for routing information
The Route Management Tool (RMT), developed for the FAA, is a database query tool that allows users to search centralized databases containing various types of routing data. Coded Departure Routes (CDR) and National Playbook Routes (Playbooks) are defined and modified by FAA administrators through RMT. Several National Flight Data Center (NFDC) reference tables, including Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Preferred Routes, are also included.
The Route Options Generator (ROG), a feature of RMT, allows users to quickly find pre-coordinated routes that avoid constrained areas. The FAA and aviation stakeholders use the ROG to develop route guidance and assign routes to flights and submit them into the Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS) via early intent messages. RMT also supports customer-specific ad hoc routes that can be included in ROG searches.
RMT is used by Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) Severe Weather Specialists, all 20 Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCC) and 35 airline and General Aviation (GA) Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) participants.
RMT provides common situational awareness to users by providing access to pre-coordinated routes during severe weather and large-capacity events. This allows significant time savings for both the FAA and aviation stakeholders when rerouting.
RMT provides route validation when CDRs and Plays are created or modified. Users are able to view routes and overlays on the RMT map and can view upcoming 56-day cycle CDR and Playbook changes, and prepare for those changes in advance. Additionally, RMT provides data export and reporting capabilities.