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Detailed FAA Gap Analysis Model Added to Aviation Safety Software
New Gap Analysis model has been added to the popular Web based aviation safety management software SMS Pro. The Gap Analysis is an important step in implementing aviation safety management systems required by most airlines and airports today.
For over five years, SMS Pro's Gap Analysis module offered several models to choose from, including:
• FAA Simple;
• ICAO ;
• Transport Canada;
• Hybrid (combination of all above); and
Furthermore, managers could customize their Gap Analysis which was based on one of the above templates.
The detailed FAA Gap Analysis was purposely omitted because it seemed to change frequently.
The FAA detailed gap analysis model was added to the popular Web based aviation safety management software this week.
Next week, SMS Pro will include the latest ICAO Gap Analysis from document 9859, 3rd Edition.
SMS Pro Gap Analysis module comes with reports and charts that demonstrate continuous improvement.
A gap analysis helps operators uncover shortfalls in some process or characteristic. The gap analysis is performed against a template or model, such as SMS Pro's models adapted from various SMS guidance documents published in Canada, The United Kingdom and The United States.
At the gap analysis core are two questions:
Where are we?
Where do we want to be?
SMS gap analyses are often used to discover where to focus efforts on improvement. They compare characteristics of an organization's operations against an appropriate model. Gap analyses highlight areas where requirements of the model are not fully realized and details necessary changes.
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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 http://www.nwds-