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Aircraft/Pilot Scheduler Enhancements in SMS Pro
SMS Pro's aviation safety management software recently included an optional Aircraft Pilot Scheduler. First version allows for more than simply scheduling pilots and aircraft. Safety portal can implement multiple schedulers, depending on the purpose.
Per user request, Aircraft Pilot Scheduler has received some enhancements.
Configure types of users for dropdown lists (Pilots, Maintenance, Dispatch, etc).
Two users can be selected for an event, such as Pilot/Copilot;
Configure default labels for aircraft/vehicles or Pilot #1 and Pilot #2;
Set default time zone for calendar events; and
In the first version, there was only one dropdown list of pilots to choose from to assign to a scheduled event. This second version contains two dropdown lists of people, so you can have a primary and an alternate.
First version had pilots listed in the user lists. SMS Admins can now choose the types of users to display for advanced scheduling options. These users can be customized roles, such as:
• Ground Handling;
• Dispatch; etc.
Alternatively, the scheduler can be configured to handle default SMS Pro safety roles, such as:
• Safety Managers;
• Department Heads;
• Auditors; or
• SMS Users.
The first version of the Aircraft Pilot Scheduler had UTC GMT. Now SMS Admins can configure the default time zone for each scheduler.
Aircraft Pilot Scheduler is an optional module that is included in SMS Pro's aviation safety management software by request only. If you want this module in your portal, simply notify techsupport@
For more information on SMS Pro, see http://www.asms-
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