La AIA (Aerospace Industries Association) recomienda el uso del estándar S1000D

A Recommendation to the Department of Defense to Adopt the S1000D – the International Specification for Technical Documentation

  1. Overview

S1000D is an international specification for producing technical publications. It is co-owned by the European Association of Aerospace Industries (ASD), the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the Air Transport Association (ATA). Although its roots are in the aviation industry, the specification supports any type of air, land or sea system or machinery that requires maintenance, operation and configuration to parts and supplies. The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative, a program of record based in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) within the Personnel and Readiness Office (P&R), has introduced training support requirements in S1000D.

S1000D is able to handle a wide range of information types such as descriptive, procedural, maintenance schedules, fault isolation, crew/operators, testing, and training. These information types are fundamental elements in designing, developing, and maintaining electronic performance support systems and job aids used once formal instruction is completed.

S1000D uses international standards such as the Standard Generalized Markup Language (SGML), Extensible Markup Language (XML), and Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM) for producing and using documentation that support the maintenance and operation of complex equipment, machinery, and systems. It works as a lifecycle logistics tool that links data to the systems it supports. It is industry-based, it carries metadata structures that reflect in-service engineering business practices, and it provides the opportunity to reuse content across a program.

AIA and the industry groups that build and manage the specification recommend that Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) at the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) adopt S1000D as the preferred industry data specification for new DoD system acquisitions.