Friday, August 9, 2013

Transport Canada Bird/Wildlife Strike Report - Default in SMS Software

TC Bird/Wildlife Strike Report - Default in Aviation SMS Software

Airlines and airports around the world have been implementing aviation safety management systems (SMS) since 2006 to comply with the ICAO SMS mandate. One aspect of formal SMS programs is hazard reporting. Several world class Web based software programs have sprung up since 2006 to satisfy regulatory requirements. SMS Pro is one of the most popular Web-based aviation SMS software programs.

Not All Bird/Wildlife Reporting Forms are the Same

Canada aviation sms reporting software database for bird/wildlife incidents
Hazard reporting includes accidents, incidents and irregularities, including bird strikes. Oddly enough, bird strike reporting forms are not consistent in the aviation industry. For example, SMS Pro has had the FAA Bird Strike Report and a UAE Bird Strike Reporting Form for several years. The FAA Bird Strike Reporting Form is a default, predefined report. These reports certainly share similarities, but if one is concerned about formatting, then airlines and airports need to use a civil aviation authority (CAA) approved bird strike reporting form.

Custom reporting forms are not uncommon in SMS Pro's aviation safety database. They are quick and easy to produce and integrate nicely into the aviation risk management framework.

SMS Pro now includes the Transport Canada Bird/Wildlife Reporting Form as a default reporting form. Since the Canadians are among the leaders in implementing formal aviation SMS programs, they represent an appreciable customer base for SMS Pro. This reporting form is available to all SMS Pro users, regardless of whether you are a Canadian based airline, airport, flight school or maintenance facility.

Key Features of TC Bird/Wildlife Reporting Form

Transport Canada Bird/Wildlife Reporting Form is available in English and French, the two national languages.

Dropdown lists are configurable for aircraft make, model, engine manufacturer and bird/wildlife common species. Only SMS Admins can edit these lists. These configurable lists ensure users are not bombarded with information not relevant to their operations.

Besides using the Web based reporting form to submit issues into a company's SMS database, SMS Pro's TC Bird/Wildlife Reporting Form can be used to optionally submit reports directly to Transport Canada. If desired, safety managers can desensitize reports before transmitting reported issues to Transport Canada.

More Information

Aviation Hazard Reporting Software
Public Hazard Reporting at Airlines & Airports

If your airline or airport requires a unique reporting form, contact For sales information, contact

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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