How to Make the Most of S1000D for Civil Aviation?

Here is how you can make S1000D better for manufacturers and operators:

  1. Emphasize on fulfilling the needs of content end users

This is done to make sure that the back-office investment in content migration or conversion, authoring and Sonovision s1000d authoringsolutions are reflected in the improved user experience through the interactive S1000D IETMs. This is inevitable for airlines but OEMs have to spend a long time focusing on the complex nature of content creation and too little on content use at a cost to customer facing innovation.

  1. Never use one size fits all for legacy content meant for non S1000D programs

When you put all the eggs in one basket by focusing on a single spec, system, format etc. is an impulsive task. Before you do that, ensure that the ROI is certain. Legacy programs or fleets have a few years of life and funding often doesn’t benefit the investment. And the change doesn’t impact the end user experience as well.

  1. Train the meaningful S1000D authors for chances of component content reuse and proper useof S1000D specification.

When you publish in iSpec 2200, it is a pretty big deal. But when you create content that is modular, reusable and uses applicability model of S1000D specification, it needs specialized training particularly for new authors in the company.

  1. Try your best to make your publication review and approval experience easier.

This is done to minimize the chaos related to adopting the S1000D standard. The S1000D content changes can be reviews in component form, for eliminating review times for approvers who can sift via large publications. Workflows can also be automated for reducing backlogs, ascertain needed subject matter expert participation, and offer insight to the bottlenecks before they turn critical. Eventually, choosing a mobile friendly workflow toolset offer reviewers flexibility on how and where to access the approval requests.

  1. Stay in touch with the S1000D community

This is for staying apprised with the latest changes to the dynamic specification and its OEM specific extension. In the fourth generation issues, S1000D expands to reflect feedback and reflect the advancements. The S1000D User Forum is a premier event head for establishing and growing these connections for operators and OEMs both.

None of these are quick fix solutions, but when you consider them at various refinement stages, it can help you make decisions to optimize the ROI.

Kelle Maurer

Kelle Maurer