Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Interactive Aviation SMS Dashboard Reports

Immediate Value From Interactive Aviation SMS Software Dashboard Reports

SMS Pro has added a new dashboard report in February 2015. This report is depicted below in center of the first row. Only managers can see this report.

custom aviation SMS software dashboard reports for airlines airports maintenance
Aviation SMS Software with Interactive Dashboard

What is This Interactive Dashboard Report?

The center report in the upper row is one of 18 available Executive Dashboard Reports. This particular report illustrates the number of events or issues that have been risk assessed in a particular manner, using SMS Pro's configurable risk matrix. This risk matrix is available in the Issue Manager and Proactive Hazard Analysis Tool.

As you can see from the upper part of this dashboard report, risk assessments can be performed when:

    custom aviation SMS software dashboard reports
  1. the issue is first entered into the system (initial),
  2. upon closing the issue, and
  3. when reviewing the issue after the issue had been closed.

How to Use Interactive Dashboard Report?

Looking at the center report, you will see a "Division" drop down. Your default division appears, and if you possess the permissions to view other divisions, you will be able to change the result set based on selected division.

If you are not familiar with SMS Pro divisions, these elements can be either functional (engineering, flight ops, ground handling, maintenance, etc.) or geographical (North America, South America, Europe, etc). Users belong to only one division and SMS Pro uses these divisions to segregate organizational users and safety related data.

Filtering by Risk Assessment Stage

By default, the report is loaded using your division's data. The risk matrix shows you how many times each particular cell has been used. By selecting a different Risk Assessment Stage (Initial, Closing, Review), the interactive grid refreshes with data from the select risk assessment stage.

Possible "sexy" enhancements to this report would be:
By hovering over a number, a popup appears showing hyperlinks with the issue number and title of the issues that were used in the data set. By selecting a hyperlink, one is taken to see the issue details.


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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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

ICAO ADREP, IATA & ASIAS Taxonomies Supported in SMS Pro

Aviation SMS Program Taxonomies

Industry accepted taxonomies (classification schemes) are essential to aviation safety programs.

Many valuable classification schemes are being used around the world today. SMS Pro administrators can generate their own classification schema and tailor them to their operations.

aviation SMS software classifications should be configurable, ADREP, STEADS, MEDA
Some classification schemes are too large or unwieldy for specialized operations. Yet EASA and other civil aviation authorities aim to collect accident and incident data from all aviation service providers within their control.

SMS Pro has the ability to map custom classification parameters to "external classification schemes," whether the schema is ADREP, IATA, STEADES, MEDA, HEIDI or ASIAS.

Benefits of Mapping External Aviation SMS Taxonomies?

When your civil aviation authority needs a report using their classification IDs or abbreviations, SMS Pro is prepared to provide exported data in the required formats.

Another benefit is that users can see these classification details in their own language. English, Spanish, French, German and two Chinese dialects can be setup for SMS Pro. If you want your safety program in your language, it takes about two weeks for us to make this happen.

To learn how to map your classification system to ADREP or another taxonomy, contact SMS Pro support staff.


More information about aviation SMS software can be found at:




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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Aviation SMS Training & Qualifications Module Enhancements

Aviation SMS Training & Qualifications Software

Aviation SMS software with Web based training & qualifications managerment
SMS Pro releases new Training & Qualifications module in the popular aviation SMS software suite.

Managing training and qualification items is an aviation SMS requirement. How do safety managers and training managers manage these requirements at your airline or airport? MS Excel? Paper? Other?

SMS Pro has dramatically reworked its Training & Qualifications module to include many new enhancements, including:

  • Email notifications for management to see expiring items;
  • Visually see expiring items;
  • Schedule training for groups with training calendar;
  • Email notifications for scheduled training courses;
  • PDF export of training records; and
  • Executive Dashboard integration for training managers;

Screenshots of SMS Pro's Training & Qualifications Software


Integrated software with Web based training & qualifications managerment
Integrated into Executive Dashboard


Visual Cue Alerting Users of Expiring Items

Email Notifications of Scheduled Training

PDF Exports for Reports

Integrated Training Schedule Showing Training Events

More information about aviation SMS software can be found at:




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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Online Safety Articles for Airline & Airport SMS Programs

Safety Articles for Airline & Airport SMS Programs

SMS Pro's Safety Articles module provides airline and airport personnel with easy and convenient access to either aviation safety OR training materials. Safety managers can create a series of online presentations that consist of many volumes. Access may be restricted to log-on access to only your airline or airport employees or freely available to all personnel with a link to the resource, such as contractors or vendors. Participants
can access the safety or training articles on their own schedule when they have time.

When you create your online safety or training articles, you have considerable power by adding images or embedding videos into the content. This allows safety managers to incorporate content from third party providers.

Safety articles embedded within your SMS program provide information that is critical to the success of your safety program. Today's high employee turnover requires that a mechanism is established to ensure that all employees are informed on specific safety topics and to provide useful information to help maintain a safe and secure operating environment.

Why should you use Safety Articles?

The fourth component of an ICAO compliant SMS program is safety promotion. Safety promotion requires safety managers to communicate safety information to employees. As a safety manager, your goal is to enhance your company’s safety performance. Safety articles are a great way to communicate safety information, similar to using SMS Pro's Newsletters module.

To access the Safety Articles module, you must request it from SMS Pro Tech Support. This module is not added automatically. To see the Safety Articles module, see the following screenshot:
online aviation safety and training articles software


Creating New Safety Articles


The Safety Articles module allows SMS Admins the ability to post safety articles that are available to all SMS Pro portal users. Articles can come from a variety of sources. To respect the content of others, ensure that the proper credits are given to content authors.

Only SMS Admins can add new safety articles. To add new content, ensure that you are in the edit mode. Select the edit icon that appears and select "Add article." Simply add a title, short description and the body of the article. Make sure you save when you have finished.

More information about aviation SMS software can be found at:




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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sistema de Gestión de Seguridad para la aviación

Facilita las operaciones aeroportuarias incrementando la eficacia en los procesos




More information about aviation SMS software can be found at:




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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Aviation SMS Software - Vendor Dashboard

Vendor Dashboard 








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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

Aviation SMS Software - Auditing Dashboard

Auditing Dashboard 

Managing aviation safety audits should be easy and intuitive. Corrective actions should be tracked and managed in the airline or airports risk management system. Below is a screenshot of SMS Pro's auditing dashboard where you can navigate to create/edit auditing forms, schedule safety audits, view the calendar view of scheduled audits and perform audits.

To learn more about the Aviation Safety Audit Suite, follow this link.






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 www.nwds-ak.com and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.

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