Monday, April 7, 2014

Using Free SMS Pro Starter Kit - Video Quick Guide

Using the Free Aviation Safety Management Software Tools

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Scores of airlines, airports, flight schools, aviation maintenance providers and SMS consultants have signed up to use the free aviation safety management systems (SMS) software provided by SMS Pro. This is the second time SMS Pro has provided free aviation SMS software to the aviation community. The first time occurred from December 2010 to December 2012.

Aviation Safety Portals are NOT Automatically Created This Time

Each request for the new SMS Pro Starter Kit is reviewed and vetted to ensure each applicant is qualified to use the free aviation safety software. Companies with existing aviation safety portals are not given access to the new SMS Pro Starter Kit because their existing free SMS Pro Lite subscription has more features than this new, simplified aviation safety tool-kit.

In addition, users of the new SMS Pro Starter Kit can create their own subscription without contacting sales. When you know you want a particular module, such as the Hazard Register, you can add that to your portal without fussing with a quote.

Important! Flight Schools Get Special Pricing on Aviation Safety Software

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If you are a flight school, we urge you not to start a subscription from the SMS Pro Starter Kit before contacting Flight Schools receive special pricing because we want your students to recognize (and possibly recommend) SMS Pro when they work for other companies.

Quick Video of Free Aviation Safety Management Software

Haven't Signed Up Yet for Free Aviation Safety Software?

As of April 7th, there are still approximately 100 portals available. Our expected limit is only 200 free aviation safety portals this year. This contrasts with the 600 free aviation safety portals created in 2010.

To sign up to access the free aviation safety management systems (SMS) tools, follow this link.

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 to learn more about SMS Pro™.


  1. The video guide was an excellent help to someone new like me. I really appreciated it, and now I feel a lot more confident about working with safety management systems. This will also speed my training along nicely! Thiago |

  2. I'm always so impressed with new technology! I have been wanting to learn a little bit more about safety management systems and how they work. They just seem so complex! Do you know if there are courses or something I can do online to learn a little bit more about them?
    Hilary |