Garmin announces updates to FltPlan SMS, safety management system

Garmin announces updates to FltPlan SMS, safety management system

June 9, 2021 By kent

Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce new updates to the FltPlan safety management system (SMS) that include enhancements to the risk/hazard reports allowing flight crews and ground personnel to more easily report items that added risk to their flight operations. The modernized user interface provides a simple step-by-step process to collect essential information and enables safety managers with 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.

FltPlan SMS now offers six categories of risk/hazard reports, including cabin, dispatch, flight crew, ground, maintenance, and other reports in a modern and easy-to-use format. This enhancement provides management a systematic way to review a reported risk or hazard, identify the cause, and determine corrective actions to avoid a future occurrence. The detailed reporting format allows flight departments and safety managers to more efficiently schedule meetings with relevant parties to discuss and review reported issues. An improved dashboard allows safety managers to more easily search and filter historical risk/hazard reports to better identify trends.

Seamless integration between and FltPlan SMS allows for information such as tail number, departure airport, scheduled arrival airport, landing airport, passenger count, and more to be stored in a pilot’s account. Pilots can simply press a dedicated SMS button and transfer this important information into a risk/hazard report. The risk/hazard reports can be optionally submitted to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) through the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) directly though FltPlan SMS. For flight departments that operate internationally, FltPlan SMS provides compliance to operators flying internationally to destinations where an SMS is required.

FltPlan SMS is part of the greater portfolio of aviation services from Garmin. For more than two decades, has been a leader in the flight planning and flight management industry. allows pilots to take advantage of free web-based flight planning and flight management services, and integrates SMS, runway analysis, international handling and services, as well as other offerings. To learn more about FltPlan SMS, and to create a free account, visit

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at, contact the Media Relations department at, or
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