Transfering data to a AIX server

Sometimes I need to copy a file to a AIX system. I see where SmartFTP allows the user to change the secuirty on files he sees (CHMOD). However I don't see a setting to make these settings show in the view window along with the usual data like create date, name, size. Is there any way to get that info as one of the displayed fields when viewing a remote system?

Yes. Open the Remote Browser then go to the menu: View->Select Details. Then check the "Permissions" menu item.