SMS is a NASA Ames Research Center's Advanced Air Transportation Technologies (AATT) project. NASA, in cooperation with the FAA, is studying automation for aiding surface traffic management at major airport facilities. SMS is an enhanced decision support tool that will help controllers and airlines manage aircraft surface traffic at busy airports, thus improving safety, capacity, efficiency and flexibility. SST is developing capability for SMS to query public airport and airline websites for gate assignments and departure/arrival times. These connections allow SMS to be run with proprietary airline connections.