One of the best ways to make money for your company, is to find jobs which you or your AI pilots can fly. There are several pages that help you search for available jobs as well as manage jobs that you have already accepted. To access these pages, you can:
- Use the “World” menu and select “Find Jobs” which will bring you to the Logistic Center, where you can search for available jobs.
- Use the “target” button on the Main Menu (this is the third shortcut button) which will bring you to the Pending Jobs page, where you can view and manage all the jobs that you have already accepted, as well as any Missions that have been assigned to your company.
The Logistic Center is the OnAir World search engine for finding available jobs. Here, you can enter your desired search parameters, click the “Query Logistic Center” button (it will turn blue and become enabled when all required search parameters have been entered) and after a short wait, you will be presented with a list of available jobs. All jobs that you find via the Logistic Center are also available to other users of the OnAir World so if you find a job that is just perfect for your needs, don’t wait too long to take it, as any other player could take it before you, making it no longer available. If all jobs for specific search parameters are taken by players, the system will generate new ones but there is no guarantee that the same “perfect” job will appear again.
Example of Logistic Center search results:
For your search parameters, you can enter the following:
- Airport: The ICAO code for the airport around which the search will focus. You can use the blue “plus” button to search for an airport by name, if you don’t know its code. Once a valid code is entered, the name and size of the airport will be displayed to the right.
- Range: Distance range for the search.
- Search surrounding Airports: Use this if you would like the search to also include the 10 closest airports within 100 NM of your chosen airport. Otherwise, the search results will only contain jobs from or to your chosen airport, depending on what you selected for “Direction”. Please note that using this option will cause the search to take several seconds longer.
- Direction: Select whether the search should return jobs from or to your chosen airport.
- Cargo max weight: Set the maximum cargo weight for each job in the search results. The upper search limit is 500,000 lbs.
- Max Passengers: Set the maximum passengers for each job in the search results. The upper search limit is 1,000 passengers.
- Apply Filters: The “Cargo max weight” and “Max Passengers” filters will only be in effect if this is checked. Otherwise, all jobs for the selected range will be displayed. This checkbox is off by default.
- Query Logistic Center: This button will execute the search. Please note that it will only turn blue and be enabled when all search parameters have been correctly entered.
Once the search is complete, the results below will display all the currently available jobs that match your search parameters. The max cargo and max passengers filters can be used to narrow the results without needing to execute another search but changing any of the other parameters will require another query to be executed.
Types of Jobs
Here is a list of all the different types of jobs that you may encounter:
- Goods Transport: These jobs require you to deliver one of several types of common cargo. They are usually just one leg trips but can sometimes have more than one.
- Business Trip/Executive (requires the appropriate skill to be unlocked in the Company Skill Tree): As above but require transport of passengers.
- Perishable Food Transport: These jobs usually involve cargo that has a specific time when it becomes available. Even if the expiry time of the job itself is well into the future, the actual delivery window (the time between when the cargo becomes available and the time the delivery must be completed) will usually be short. You may sometimes be fortunate and find one of these jobs with already available cargo and be able to take it and start the delivery right away. However, most often you will have to wait anywhere from a few hours to over a day before the cargo becomes available allowing you to load it onto an aircraft. If that is the case, you can either take the job right away, making sure that you keep track of the time when the cargo is going to be available or favorite the job (using the star in the last column) and keep an eye on it from the Favorited Jobs page.
- Event Logistic: These jobs involve taking both cargo and passengers from different locations to one central destination of an event. Short distance and small load jobs can usually be completed with just one aircraft but ones with longer distances and larger loads that are spread further apart are best done by multiple aircraft for best efficiency. Parts of these kinds of jobs can even be outsourced to other players for a cooperative experience. More details on this can be found in the Outsourcing Jobs section of this chapter and in the Outsourcing and Social chapter itself.
- Medical Transportation (requires the appropriate skill to be unlocked in the Company Skill Tree): These jobs require you to transport either sensitive medical cargo or medical personnel. Often, the medical cargo will not be available until a specific time, just like in the Perishable Food Transport Jobs described above.
- Dangerous Material Transportation (requires the appropriate skill to be unlocked in the Company Skill Tree): These jobs involve transporting dangerous materials such as chemicals or fragile industrial parts.
- Logistic Query: Found on the FBO Queries page, these jobs are created by your own FBOs, after you set up Logistic Queries on your FBO’s management page. These are jobs that have specific parameters which you can select when setting up your Logistic Queries. More details on this topic can be found in the FBO Management section of the Airports and FBOs page.
- Outsourcing Jobs: Found only on the Outsourcing Jobs page, these jobs are created by other players using the Outsourcing feature. More details on Outsourcing can be found in the Outsourcing and Social page.
- Missions: Found only on the Pending Jobs page, these are special types of jobs that are assigned automatically to your company as it gains levels. Missions never expire, award large amounts of XP and encourage you to visit areas that you may not normally fly to.
- Last Minute Jobs: Any job that expires in less than 24 hours becomes a Last Minute Job, which also requires the appropriate skill to be unlocked in the Company Skill Tree.
- Job Search Results
There is a lot of information displayed for each job in the search results, and below are details describing what you may find in each column:
(This first list gives column details for jobs in their collapsed state; when the “plus” symbol in front of the job is showing. Details on the columns for jobs in their expanded state are given a little further down.)
- Expand/Collapse: In this first column, you can use the plus/minus buttons to expand each job to show more details about it. At the very top of this column, is an “expand/collapse all” jobs button.
- Take: This column contains the “Take” button, which when enabled and blue, can be used to accept the job. When this button is not enabled and grayed out, hovering over it will display a tooltip that explains the reason, which will most likely be that your company has not yet unlocked the required skill to accept this type of a job.
- Base: This column displays the main airport related to each job. For simple A -> B jobs, it will usually be the departure airport. For Event Logistic Jobs, it will be the central destination airport. You can hover over the airport ICAO code in this column to display a tooltip that shows a short name of the airport. The codes in this column are also links that when clicked, will load the Airport Details page.
- Description: In this column, you will find a description of the type of job it is, as described in the Types of Jobs section above.
- Heading: This is the magnetic heading of the job, or of the longest leg if the job has multiple parts.
- Distance: Here, you will find the travel distance of the job or the length of the longest leg, if the job has multiple parts.
- Cargo: This is the total weight of all cargo that needs to be transported for the job.
- Pax: Here, you will find the total number of passengers that need to be transported for the job.
- Expires: This column gives a visual color indication of the job expiry. You can hover over the colored dots to display a tooltip that shows an exact expiry date and time, as well as how many days, hours and minutes you have to complete the job. The color indicates the following job expiry ranges:
- XP: Most regular jobs, unlike Missions, do not award any extra XP besides what you get from the actual flight that you perform yourself in your simulator. However, if a job does provide any extra XP, the amount will be listed in this column.
- Penalty: In this column, you will find the penalty amount that you will have to pay if you deliver the job late or cancel it after the specified expiration date.
- Pay: This is a column that you will surely pay a lot of attention to, as it indicates the total amount of credits you will receive upon successful completion of the job, if you accept it now. You can hover over the number to display a tooltip with a detailed breakdown of this value. For example; if your company has any Bonus Pay, the popup will show the values of the base pay and of the Bonus Pay. For last-minute jobs (ones that expire in less than 24 hours), the popup will also show the value of the last-minute bonus; the sooner the job expires, the higher the last-minute bonus will be, but this bonus will no longer increase after you accept the job.
- Constraints: In this column, located between the “Pay” and “Fav.” columns, is where you might find either a blue joystick symbol or a colored clock symbol:
- The blue joystick symbol indicates that at least one part of the job has to be flown personally by you and not by an AI pilot.
- The clock symbol indicates that the job (or part thereof) has some cargo that might not be available for pickup right away. The color of the symbol gives an indication of the soonest available cargo related to this job, using the following ranges:
- Fav: This final column, is where you can favorite a job by clicking on the star symbol which will then turn yellow All favorited jobs are displayed on the Favorited Jobs page for future reference.
The following list gives column details for jobs in their expanded state; when the “minus” symbol in front of the job is showing:
- From/To: The job’s originating and destination locations. Please note that if the job has multiple parts, each “From” and/or “To” location may be different.
- Current: The current location of the cargo or passengers for each part of the job. This can sometimes differ from the originating destination if the job was accepted and partially completed by a player and then abandoned at another location.
The contents of the “From/To” and “Current” columns are links and can be clicked to display the Airport Details page.
- Details: Description of the type of cargo or passengers.
- Cargo: The amount of cargo to be transported, displayed in pounds.
- Pax: The number of passengers to be transported.
- Head/Dist: The magnetic heading and distance in nautical miles.
- Constraint: If any part of the job has a constraint, the next column will indicate that by displaying a symbol:
- A blue joystick symbol indicates that this part of the job has to be flown personally by you and not by an AI pilot.
- A colored clock symbol indicates that this part of the job has cargo that might not be available for pickup right away. The color of the symbol gives an indication of how soon the cargo will become available, as described in the section above. You can hover over the clock symbol to display a tooltip that will show exact details relating to the cargo availability time.
Tip: Use the favorite job feature when you are looking through a long list of jobs and want to remember specific ones. For example, when looking for multiple jobs to load onto one aircraft, you can favorite each one that might be a good fit and then look at them all in an isolated list on the Favorited Jobs page.
User Interface Tips:
- You can use the up/down arrow keys on your keyboard instead of the mouse to navigate the list of jobs in the search results.
- You can sort the search results by clicking on most of the column titles.
- You can filter some table columns to narrow down what is displayed. Just look for the little “filter” button in the column’s header. You can also perform a Full Text Search by using Ctrl-F on the table of results.
- Each column in the search results can be resized by grabbing and moving its vertical separator line left or right.
- The column order can be rearranged by grabbing the title and moving it left or right.
The Pending Jobs page is where you will find all the jobs that you have accepted as well as any Missions that have been assigned to your company.
Most of the information on this page is similar to what you will find in the Logistic Center as described above, with the following exceptions:
- The page header displays your company’s Pay Bonus Factor, if any.
- There is a “Don’t show Missions” checkbox which hides all Missions from the list of jobs.
- If a job can be abandoned, the “Abandon” button will be enabled and blue. When you abandon a job, you will have to pay a penalty, but you will have the chance to confirm or cancel after you use this button. Abandoning a job also incurs a company reputation loss. If the button is disabled and grayed out, you can hover over it to display a tooltip that explains the reason why. The reasons why a job cannot be abandoned are:
- The job is a Mission
- At least one part of the job is currently loaded onto an aircraft
- You have outsourced this job (or parts thereof) or it is an Outsourced Job that you accepted
- If a job is a Mission, the description of it will be displayed in a different color.
- In the “Current” column of an expanded job, the location may show an aircraft registration number if the cargo or passengers are currently loaded onto an aircraft, as is the case with the second job in the list, shown in the picture above. Clicking on the registration number will load the Aircraft Details page.
- If a job or a part thereof can be outsourced, an “Outsource” button will be displayed which when clicked, will take you to a page where you can set the parameters and make the job available to other players. More details on this can be found in the Outsourcing Jobs section of this chapter and in the Outsourcing and Social page.
The Favorited Jobs page displays all the jobs that you have marked as favorite in the Logistic Center.
The jobs displayed here, include both accepted jobs and jobs that you have not yet accepted. You can accept (“Take”) and abandon jobs from this page, if you like. You can also un-favorite jobs here by clicking the yellow star and the next time this page is loaded, those jobs will no longer be displayed here.
All other information on this page is similar to that found on the Logistic Center and Pending Jobs pages, as described above.
On this page, you will find special jobs that are created by your FBOs.
FBO Query Jobs are set up using the FBO Management page and are tailored to the parameters that you choose (size of job, distance, direction, etc.).
The information on this page is similar to what you will find on the other pages in this section as described above, with the following exceptions:
- There is a “Select an FBO” drop-down box in which you can select the FBO from which you would like to see FBO Query Jobs displayed.
- The “Next Queries” area shows when the next FBO Query Jobs will be generated in one of the three possible, color coded queues.
- The “Manage FBO” button will load the currently selected FBO’s management page.
- The “Que” column displays the color of the queue from which each job has been generated.
The Outsourcing Jobs page is similar to the Logistic Center page, except that it searches and displays only jobs that have been outsourced by other companies.
As you can see in the picture above, a search was executed with specific parameters and the results show one job that was outsourced by another company whose name is shown in the “Description” column. You can accept this job using the “Take” button, just like any other job in the Logistic Center. The job expiry and pay shown here are set by the outsourcing company so make sure to carefully examine the terms before you accept such a job. The only other difference on this page is the presence of the “Outsource” button, which loads the Outsourcing Proposal page, described in detail below.
Note: Outsourced Jobs do not have financial penalties for late delivery like regular jobs, they simply expire. However, your company will incur a reputation loss if you don’t complete an Outsourced Job on time.
When you use the “Outsource” button, the page in the picture above will load. From here, you can send an Outsourcing Proposal to other players within the OnAir World, using the following parameters:
- Wages offered: Set the amount of credits that your company will pay to the player who accepts and completes the job on time.
- Automatically cancelled at: Set the date and time when the Outsourcing Proposal will automatically expire if no one accepts it. The default is one hour.
- Has to be flown between: Set the time period for when you need this job completed. This can be different from the job’s actual expiration date.
- Select the cargo and pax you want to outsource: Here, you will see a list of all your company’s Pending Jobs that are eligible for Outsourcing. You can expand/collapse each job by using the plus/minus buttons. When a job is expanded, you can check the boxes in its “Outsource” column to mark them for Outsourcing. Multiple jobs and/or parts thereof can be selected and when you are happy with all of the parameters, use the “Publish on the global billboard” button to create the Outsourcing Proposal. Once created, anyone (or just your partners if you used the “Friends only” option) will be able to search for this job on the Outsourcing Jobs page, as described above.
- Friends only: If you select this, the Outsourcing Proposal will only be visible and available to companies with whom you have an active Partnership.
Note: An Outsourced Job cannot be abandoned by either the company that outsourced it or by the company that accepted it. Once the due date set in the outsourcing parameters passes, the job will be removed from the Pending Pobs of the company that accepted it. Otherwise, it will be removed when the job’s actual expiration date passes.
While viewing any of the job pages, the right side of the OnAir application displays a map with visual representations of the route(s) for any job that you have selected in one of the job lists. The map can be panned by holding down the left mouse button and moving the mouse and it can be zoomed in/out by using the middle mouse wheel.
The following job is selected and displayed on the map above:
- In the upper left corner of the map, you can enter a valid airport ICAO code and the map will move to center on it. You can use the “plus” button to search for an airport by name, if you are not familiar with its code. If you have moved the map around, you can use the “Center” button to re-center the view on the entered airport.
- Using the two checkboxes here, you can toggle the display of your company’s aircraft as well as all other airports on the map that are not related to the currently selected job. Please note that you must zoom in close enough to see other airports and the closer you zoom in, the smaller the airports that will be shown. #12 in the picture above will display colored dots to indicate which airports are currently being shown on the map, depending on the zoom level.
- The upper right corner of the map displays the current UTC time and date and below it, is a small button which provides an additional way to select one of the job pages (Logistic Center, Pending, Favorited, FBO Queries and Outsourcing).
- This map overview in the upper right can be used to quickly move the main map to another part of the world and can be toggled via the arrow button in its upper right corner.
- A square airport icon indicates the location of one of your company’s FBOs.
- Most airports on the map will have round icons. The color, as well as the small dots below the ICAO code indicate the size of the airport:
- This area is a visual representation of the currently selected job. All legs of the job are depicted with red dashed lines except for the currently selected leg, which is shown with a purple dashed line. Other important information is also shown:
- The aircraft icons represent your company’s aircraft:
- If any airport on the map is selected by clicking on it, a small menu will appear at the bottom left of the map:
- The bottom left corner of the map displays the latitude and longitude coordinates under the current mouse position.
- At the bottom center of the map is the map display control panel:
- The bottom right corner of the map displays a legend of the currently visible airports (if any) and the current map scale:
If ”Show other Airports” is turned on in #2 above, the legend will indicate what size airports are being displayed on the map, based on the current zoom level. The closer you zoom in, the smaller the airports that will be displayed.
You can view a record of all your company’s completed jobs by selecting “Completed Jobs” from the “My Company” menu.
Note: The XP shown here is the XP gained for completing the job and not the XP gained for the flight itself, when flown yourself in your simulator. XP amounts gained for flights flown in your simulator can be found on the My Flight Logs page.