The Navtech N-PBS Event Module allows you to bid for event patterns according to your individual likes and dislikes.
The bids that you submit using the N-PBS Bidder are submitted to the N-PBS Scheduler. Your bids and the events along with other parameters in the N-PBS Scheduler added by your administrator are used to automatically award event patterns for the bid period.
The N-PBS Scheduler considers each crewmember’s seniority and bid when awarding event patterns and ensures that the awarded events meet as many crewmember preferences as possible, while also meeting legal requirements and the airline’s targets for Event utilization. Event patterns are awarded strictly according to the seniority, with the most senior bidder’s event pattern awarded first, and the most junior bidder’s event pattern awarded last.
Along with your awarded event patterns, the N-PBS Bidder provides a Reasons Report that identifies whether or not each bid preference was fulfilled, and also provides detailed explanations for awards and denials.
Important - When you click on Submit you are submitting your Current, Default and Event (if you have the Event module) bid to the N-PBS Scheduler. When you submit your bid you may see a message that not all bids have been submitted. The submit message will tell you what has been submitted and what hasn't. For example, if you submit a Default bid while Current bidding is closed you will see a message that your Default bid has been submitted, but your Current has not. You will always receive a confirmation number for any bid that has been submitted.
Must Go Bidders and Junior Assign
The N-PBS Scheduler looks at your Event Requirements status and the Junior Assign status of an event when awarding events. This section shows you how to determine your event requirement and if an event is flagged as junior assign. See Training Module Processing Logic for more information on how you are awarded event patterns.
Must Go Requirement
The Info screen displays your status for event requirement in the Bidder Details section. See Info screen for more information on the Info screen.
The Info screen is the default screen when you first log in, or you can navigate to it at any time by clicking on the Info button.
In the sample screenshot the bidder is flagged as Must Go.
You can determine if an event is flagged as Junior Assign by looking at the event details. See View Pattern Details for more information.
In the sample screenshot the event is flagged as Junior Assign.