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Integrated Aviation Safety Management Software Gets New Tools
NWDS' Web based aviation safety management software is adding more tools this year to attract more customers. The business strategy is to have an integrated aviation safety management system that does more than satisfy the aviation SMS requirements.
Tools that will be introduced in 2013 include pilot duty time logging that is tied directly into the hazard reporting and risk management framework of SMS Pro(http://www.asms-
Another new module that will be incorporated into SMS Pro is MEL Minimum Equipment Lists. Minimum Equipment Lists are mandatory elements for every operator and these should be managed in more efficient ways than most companies do today. Currently, most companies are managing MEL Minimum Equipment Lists using paper and spreadsheets. Communicating expiration dates and aircraft status has become a management headache for growing airlines.
SMS Pro will be adding additional features to the Web based aviation safety management software upon client request. NWDS has been adding custom aviation modules and hazard reporting forms to the online aviation SMS software for five years. (http://www.aviation-
About NWDS - founded in 2003 by six software engineers, NorthWest Data Solutions (NWDS) provides custom computer programming and systems design services. NWDS creates many types of software, including e-commerce, financial, defense, engineering, logistics, aviation and more. In 2007, NWDS developed SMS Pro™ a web based SMS application that supports an organization's overall SMS through safety reporting, safety documentation, safety risk management and safety assurance. SMS Pro™ is currently used by aviation organizations in the U.S., Canada, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East to help manage their SMS programs. NWDS continues to support SMS Pro™ and add new functionality. NWDS offers custom contract programming services in the U.S. and Canada and is managed by Chris Howell, one of the founders. Their headquarters is in Anchorage, Alaska.