Thursday, November 7, 2013

Pilot Flight-Duty Time Configuration in SMS Pro

Pilot Flight-Duty Time Configuration in SMS Pro

web based pilot flight duty time limitations software
SMS Pro's Web based aviation safety management software has an integrated pilot flight duty time module that automatically reports flight/duty time exceedances to airline safety managers and others who may be configured to receive such notifications. The Pilot Flight Duty Time module had many possible configurations, but recently, helicopter operators and scheduled airlines recently requested additional configuration parameters. In this short post, we look at the current configuration parameters in this Web based pilot duty time limitations software.

Current Pilot Duty Time Limitations Software Configurations

As you can see from the following screenshot, SMS Pro's pilot flight duty time limitations module has several sections, including

  • Flight/Duty Time Threshold Settings;
  • Minimum Consecutive Rest Hours;
  • Flight Attendants Duty Time; and
  • Manage Alerts and Exceedances.
Besides alerting pilots that their flight duty time is about to exceed, SMS Pro's flight duty time software reports exceptions in the Web based aviation hazard reporting software.

Many Airlines Don't Have Modern Pilot Flight Duty Time Software

We have been surprised at how many operators are managing flight duty time using paper or MS Excel spreadsheets or very archaic DOS software packages. If you are interested in looking at SMS Pro's Pilot Flight Duty Time module, contact us or visit the SMS Pro site to best learn how our aviation safety management software can help your operation.

Revised Flight Duty Software Settings (Dec 2, 2013)

For current SMS Pro users, please review the above configurations to determine whether they are suitable. If you need a special configuration, please notify SMS Pro tech support immediately so we can incorporate the settings.

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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