Updates to Garmin’s FltPlan safety management system (SMS) include a modernized user interface that provides a simpler process to collect essential information and gives safety managers a structured means of safety risk management reporting and decision making. The more in-depth reporting structure allows flight departments to further improve their safety culture initiatives, Garmin said.
FltPlan SMS now offers six categories of risk/hazard reports, including cabin, dispatch, flight crew, ground, maintenance, and other reports in an easy-to-use format. This provides flight department managers with a systematic way to review a reported risk or hazard, identify the cause, and determine corrective actions to avoid a future occurrence. In addition, an improved dashboard allows safety managers to more easily search and filter historical risk/hazard reports to better identify trends.
FltPlan SMS also seamlessly integrates the online flight-planning tool to transfer information such as tail number, departure airport, scheduled arrival airport, landing airport, passenger count, and more to a risk/hazard report. According to Garmin, there is also an option within FltFlan SMS to directly submit risk/hazard reports to the NASA Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS). For flight departments that operate internationally, FltPlan SMS helps meet compliance requirements in countries where an SMS is required.