New Aviation SMS Policies and Procedures Enhancements

Airlines and airport must have processes for documenting regulations by which they are regulated. It must be available to employees and reviewed regularly. SMS Pro offers new enhancements to it aviation SMS Policies & Procedures module.
Feb. 10, 2013 - PRLog -- Airlines and airports must have a process for documenting regulations by which they are regulated. This documentation often reside in approved aviation SMS manuals or their aviation safety management software programs. This aviation SMS documentation must be readily available to all employees. These requirements are mandated by the ICAO SMS regulation that appeared in November 2006.

In 2007, Web based SMS Pro was developed specifically for these aviation industry SMS requirements ( SMS Pro specifically addressed these ICAO requirements and was able to be customized for all aviation industry segments, including airlines, airports, aviation maintenance, flight schools and corporate operators.

During the past several years, some companies revamped their existing food safety or mining engineering safety products and called their products aviation safety management systems. Most SMS Pro competitors failed to address all four ICAO pillars or components as required by the regulations. Competitors believed risk management and safety assurance makes a complete SMS. SMS Pro's more ambitious competitors also threw in document management capabilities, but most neglect the safety promotion requirements completely.

In February 2013, SMS Pro enhanced the Policies and Procedures module significantly to allow airlines and airports to be notified automatically when procedures or processes are failing. Trends are also tracked automatically with automated alerts when configured thresholds are reached or exceeded.

Aviation SMS policies and procedures can be continuously monitored with the new aviation safety management system enhancements.

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. For information on NWDS visit their website at and to learn more about SMS Pro™.
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