DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Cartegraph, a provider of integrated government technology, announced the release of Airport SMS, a comprehensive airport safety management solution that simplifies Part 139 compliance by giving airport personnel the tools to easily report non-emergency incidents and safety concerns, and accurately track safety-related data.
Highlights of the new application include:
- Browser based. Users can easily connect to the online Airport SMS portal using any functional internet connection. Also available is a free Airport SMS mobile app for all Apple iOS or Google Android enabled devices.
- Three-step submission. Airport SMS uses a simple three-step process to help users submit common safety incidents, complete with location, identifying details and photos.
- No login necessary. The application ensures that incidents are submitted securely and, if preferred, anonymously.
- Customizable incident lists. Customizable drop-down menus allow organizations to specify exactly which airfield incidents can and cannot be submitted, ensuring that pressing incidents are still being reported through the appropriate safety and security channels.
- Submission tracking. Airport SMS promotes safety and encourages participation by allowing users to conveniently submit incident reports and easily view the progress of their submissions.
- Integration ready. Airport SMS ties directly to the Cartegraph WORKdirector work management application, giving airports the ability to track incidents, accidents, and requests from initial report through completion. The application also integrates seamlessly with Cartegraph Asset Management Solutions to track asset inventory and inspections, and create asset maintenance schedules.
The application was first developed in partnership with Dubuque Regional Airport, a Federal Aviation Administration SMS pilot study member, and Texas-based consulting firm Applied Research Associates. Using Airport SMS, DBQ has become one of the first U.S. Part 139 Airports to achieve compliance with the FAA's proposed external SMS requirements.
"No other technology provider has an application that fits this mold," said Todd Dalsing, Airport Operations and Maintenance Supervisor, Dubuque Regional Airport. "It supports a lot of things that the airports do now. But it provides a better way of tracking it, documenting it and finding ways to improve the airport as a whole."