Garmin has added new features within the FltPlan.com safety management system (SMS) and FltLogic flight scheduling programme. FltPlan.com has partnered with the Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) to enable FltSafety.com SMS subscribers who are ACSF members, to voluntarily file Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) reports with the FAA. This integration facilitates a proactive approach to self-reporting, while also identifying areas within a flight department where operational improvement is needed. Additionally, several new enhancements have been made to the FltLogic flight scheduling programme that streamlines the user interface and allow users to see more information at a glance.
Flight departments can easily identify, track and mitigate risks using FltPlan.com's safety management system and ACSF ASAP participants can now utilise it to submit ASAP reports to the FAA. The FAA's ASAP focuses on the voluntary reporting of issues related to noncompliance and/or safety. The voluntary nature of this initiative encourages compliance with FAA regulations, while also fostering safe operating practices and promoting the development of proper internal evaluation programmes that have a long-term impact on the safety of an operator and its organisation.
Pilots can take advantage of the latest version of the safety management system via the FltSafety.com website. Participation in the ASAP programme through FltSafety.com requires advanced registration with the ACSF.
Several new features have also been added to FltLogic, a comprehensive flight scheduling programme that can be utilised within flight departments starting at the initial trip request phase through post flight analysis. These include a new single-page edit design that allows users to more easily modify trip details. Users can create a private event within FltLogic, which hides all trip information except the tail number of the aircraft. Pilots and schedulers can more easily track cancelled and completed trips within FltLogic. An authorised pilot view gives them certain permissions to view scheduled events for any aircraft the pilot is authorised to fly, while calendar colours can now be customised to indicate specific events such as maintenance or training so that it is easier to identify aircraft reservation information.