Effective airport SMS programs also save airports money. Every ICAO compliant airport SMS program must satisfy the same requirements as for other operators, such as:
- Air Traffic Control
- Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs) & FBOs
- Helicopter operators
- Medical transport operators
Expert SMS (safety management systems) database systems are required for best address airport risk management. The best airport SMS database software options remain the Web-enabled database applications that allow all stakeholders easy access to an integrated aviation safety reporting system that is integrated into the aviation SMS program at the airport.
When designing the best solution for an aviation SMS program at your airport, airport data management must remain constantly in mind. Many airports continue to make mistakes implementing their aviation SMS program based on paper or ineffective, incomplete, or inflexible airport safety management software. When they could have chosen a cost-effective SMS solution in one system, they had chosen four or five distinct systems that don't integrate well. For example, paper reports, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and MS Access databases make up many dysfunctional SMS programs for airports.
Good airport SMS solutions allow airport safety checklists to be integrated into the risk management system. For example, consider an IPod or IPad user conducting the daily or weekly airport safety inspection using checklists from your airport's safety management system. Results are fed immediately into the risk management system for safety managers to perform risk assessments, classify issues, assign corrective and preventive actions.
Today's modern Web and database airport safety management systems software save airports time and money. The best database solutions provide online risk management training to manage the airport's SMS program. This may be in the form of videos or help files built into the airport SMS database solution.
Consider SMS Pro™ for to best implement your airport SMS software solution. SMS Pro™ was designed for ICAO compliant SMS programs and has been in production since January 2008.
- International Airports
- Regional Airports
- Local Airports