Web Based Flight Risk Assessment Tools (FRAT)SMS Pro's Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) provides proactive identification of possible aviation-related hazards and the use of risk management tools to mitigate risks as aspects of a Safety Management System (SMS). This is a completely customizable flight risk assessment tool that can be used not only for routine flight operations, but also for specialized missions. For example, one airline that uses this Web based aviation safety management software won a contract to fly a special mission around the world for a special "around-the-world tour." SMS Pro's flight risk assessment tool saved the airline at least three weeks in preparation time.
FRAT Tool Not Just For Flights - Completely Customizable
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Because SMS Pro's FRAT tool is completely customizable, an administrator can configure labels that are suitable for the operation. For example, the default "Pilot" and "Co-pilot" labels can be easily changed to "Driver" and "Relief Driver," or if you prefer, "PIC" and "SIC" for pilot in command and second in command.
Aviation Risk Assessment Tool has Four CategoriesFor SMS Pro's Web based flight risk assessment tool, there are four categories to evaluate for any particular mission:
- Operating Environment;
- Departures / Arrivals
Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) Based on FAA Model
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An SMS Admin can easily modify these items by:
- Adding new questions;
- Changing the verbiage of questions;
- Changing risk value between 0 and 5;
- Changing the order the questions appear; or
- Removing them from the list.
FRAT Comes Configured With Over 6200 ICAO AirportsDepartures / Arrivals are landing areas, such as airports or helipads. SMS Admins or Chief Pilots can configure a risk value for the departure and arrival at each landing area. NOTE: If landing areas are not listed, they can be added. Chief Pilots can add customizable landing areas, such as heliports, river beds or snowfields in Alaska. Currently, there are over 6200 ICAO airports in our database.
To facilitate the objective analysis of each landing area, SMS Pro comes with a Runway Risk Assessment download. This Excel spreadsheet allows your company to objectively assess each landing area to come up with a total "Arrival Risk" and a "Departure Risk." The Runway Risk Assessment was developed by the FAA sponsored Medallion Foundation in Anchorage, Alaska.
Automated Escalation For Configured FRAT Risk Levels
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Based on the Mission Risk Value, users can submit via email an escalation report to configured users or third parties. In addition, one can easily send all mission reports to an email account to archive. One can even email a report to "dispatch."
Finally, one can print a hard-copy report to get get required signatures or file.
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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 and www.asms-pro.com to learn more about SMS Pro™.