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For a while now, and I believe, even before the recent update, I am unable to save my flight plans as FML files. This is for the default 737 and the 747. I have done it successfully before, but something has changed. When I try to save a route, I type the name into the scratch pad, click Store, and it will not show "Route Saved", as it has in the past. In fact, nothing appears to happen. But if I check my FMS folder, the route indeed saves, but it is an FMS file, which will not work. In the past, I would see "Route Saved", and I would see it in my Output>FMS folder as FML files, and they worked. I do have a subscription to Navigraph and I believe that MAY have something to do with it, but I have no idea.  I really would like to be able to save my routes. 

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answered by (24 points)
We have discontinued the non-interoperable fml format in favor of the .fms format which is also documented for third-party flight planning programs, like LittleNavMap.

Flightplans saved in the v11 .fms format can be read by the FMS, the 430/530 GPS, and the new G1000.
commented by (16 points)
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I have successfully programmed, and flown the following route, and NOT with a third party program. (I programmed it right in the default X Plane 737 FMC)

MDSD SID LECKY UA319 CDO UT15 NAKEM W41 MELLA G633 MAZ RTE12 JOSHE RTE4 TUUNA A555 COY R760 GOUDA STAR TNCM

I have saved the route, (and it saves as FMS) but when I try to use it again, I cannot. The FMS does not list it. It's there in the FMS plans folder, and here are the contents:

I
1100 Version
CYCLE 1713
ADEP MDSD
DEPRWY RW17
SID LECK1J
ADES TNCM
DESRWY RW10
STAR ULUBA1
STARTRANS GOUDA
APP S10-X
NUMENR 13
1 MDSD ADEP 59.000000 18.429665 -69.668922
3 CDO UA319 25000.000000 18.434158 -69.667343
11 NADAX UT15 25000.000000 18.316214 -68.803139
11 NAKEM UT15 25000.000000 18.260595 -68.405769
11 MELLA W41 25000.000000 18.200001 -68.000000
11 ZADAV G633 25000.000000 18.233664 -67.500458
3 MAZ G633 25000.000000 18.256453 -67.151039
11 JOSHE RTE12 25000.000000 18.242367 -66.500984
11 MIGHT RTE4 25000.000000 18.164986 -66.318336
11 TUUNA RTE4 25000.000000 17.980877 -65.886131
11 SNOOZ A555 25000.000000 17.814964 -65.083870
3 COY A555 25000.000000 17.734444 -64.700722
1 TNCM ADES 14.000000 18.040928 -63.108959
commented by (24 points)
Have you checked the CO ROUTE (company route) list on the FMS route menu??
commented by (16 points)

I have discovered, that clicking on a saved route file from within the FMC does work, after a bit of a delay! It just takes about 10 seconds for it to load. 

Thanks anyway. It IS nice to know that FML files are no longer used. 

 

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