Standards & Specifications, ASD/AIA S1000D, MIL-STD

Have standards risen over the past 50 years? Think S1000D!

Yes, and not only in their goals, but in complexity and the number of requirements to consider. Regulatory agencies have proliferated with their requirements, S1000D is de facto, and all have added a new layer to satisfying already demanding work requirements.

Not surprisingly, standards and requirements of governmental, military and authoritative agencies can be somewhat complex. Satisfying these standards is often problematic and, for the team inexperienced with authoring to spec, delays and re-dos can become time and resource-consuming realities.

DTB has prepared documentation, illustrations, enabled information systems, performed analysis and reporting for very diverse base of customer types.

Many of our projects over the last 50 years have been for U.S. and allied military and government agencies. We have been heavily involved with aviation and aerospace information and logistics systems, even participating in developing some of the standards in use today.

ASD/AIA S1000D Management

Until recently, S1000D was primarily used for technical publications supporting the European aerospace community, and has been widely used across Europe for several years.

In the US, the S1000D standard continues to be adopted by a growing number of both military and commercial industry groups. S1000D is an international specification for the acquisition and production of technical publications. Organizations that analyze their content creation and management processes, often find adopting a technical content standard is the first step toward reducing inefficiencies. Content standards provide consistency and offer more opportunity for data sharing.

The S1000D specification touches upon virtually every aspect of product logistics:

  • Product structure – product’s logical representation in configuration management and control program
  • Product information – manuals, guides, parts catalogs, IPBs, to name a few
  • Product provisioning – parts, kits, lifecycle management, obsolescence, and others