FltPlan.com: Safety Management System

Business aviation is booming. According to the General
Aviation Manufacturing Association,
business jet sales are on the rise. Corporate
flight departments will continue to grow and the number of flights and flight
hours within the business aviation fleet will continue to climb. With these
growing figures comes the mounting need for robust systems to help maintain a
high level of safety and efficiency. Our FltPlan.com Safety Management System
(SMS) services were designed to help flight departments, fleets and aircraft
operators promote and maintain a safety-focused culture on multiple levels and
to help manage any risks that may arise with flight operations. 

Why SMS?

The FAA is emphasizing the importance of safety-focused
decision making. A robust SMS establishes processes, methods and
decision-making approaches for each individual within a flight department — including
aircraft technicians, pilots and management — to not only help foster a
safety-focused culture, but also to create procedural efficiencies that result
in cost savings.

Man reviews iPad and computer in office with business jets outside
FltPlan.com Safety Management System (SMS)

FltPlan.com SMS

Our SMS premium services within FltPlan.com provide flight departments with the tools needed to comply with the requirements of FAA Advisory AC120-92a, ICAO and IBAC’s IS-BAO. It easily blends with your FltPlan account to allow easy entry and retrieval of weather briefings and flight risk assessment tools (FRATs) to help make better-informed decisions throughout the organization. Additionally, all records and documents within the FltPlan.com safety management system can be stored on our secure servers, be accessed online by everyone on your team or shown to inspectors anywhere in the world.


  • Written and online documentation of implementing
    compliant SMS for your company
  • Guidance on use of ICAO/FAA/IS-BAO-compliant
  • An SMS compliance certificate for each aircraft
    in your fleet
  • Dashboard showing FRATs, open risks, Special
    Messages and training notices
  • Individual account and dashboard for each
  • Supports multiple FltPlan user accounts in one
    SMS system
  • Fully accessible by company employees without
    FltPlan accounts
  • Automatic email notification to top management
    when a new accident, incident or hazard is reported
  • Ability to notify various levels of the company
    based on department
  • Uploading of all SMS-related documents including
    policies, manuals, checklists, photos, etc.
  • Records of all past risks, selectable by
    department, issue, status and date range
  • Ability of management and auditors to perform
    internal/external audits of the SMS system
  • Expert SMS phone and email support

Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT)

Every flight has a certain degree of risk. Factors such as
time of flight, weather conditions and recent crew workload can affect the
level of risk on any given flight. Our FRAT is designed to help evaluate the
risk level and make an informed decision. The FRAT features include:

  • Full integration with FltPlan.com flight plans
  • Customizable hazards and hazard values
  • Automatic notification of manager and/or chief
    pilot when a flight exceeds the predetermined risk limit
  • Communication to the pilot with approval or
    recommendations for lowering high FRAT scores
  • Option to include notes with FRAT
  • Archiving of FRATs for future auditing
Safety Management System Flight Risk Assessment Tool and Open Risks
FltPlan.com Safety Management System

When it comes to the decision-making process, information is paramount. FltPlan.com SMS services can help your flight department manage, maintain and evaluate this information in a user-friendly and convenient way. These FltPlan.com services are designed for every member within an organization, not just pilots and management. For more information about SMS and FltPlan premium services, visit FltPlan.com/aboutus.

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