The following is a list of specifications developed and maintained by the ATA e-Business Program. Members of the ATA e-Business Program can gain immediate and complimentary access to all these specifications by visiting the
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|Common Support Data Dictionary (CSDD)
|The ATA Common Support Data Dictionary (CSDD) is a catalog of all data elements, terms, and tags that are used throughout ATA specifications. Its purpose is to provide standardized names, definitions and properties for data used within the air transport industry. Additionally, definitions previously maintained in the World Airlines Technical Operations Glossary (WATOG) are now part of the CSDD.
|iSpec 2200 – Information Standards for Aviation Maintenance
|ATA iSpec 2200 is a global aviation industry standard for the content, structure, and electronic exchange of aircraft engineering and maintenance information from manufacturer to operator. It consists of a suite of data specifications pertaining to maintenance requirements and procedures and aircraft configuration control, including SGML Document Type Definitions (DTDs). iSpec 2200 also includes the ATA Standard Numbering System. This specification is maintained by the Technical Data Working Group.
|iSpec 2200 Extract – ATA Standard Numbering System
|This document, an extract from ATA iSpec 2200, provides the industry-wide standard for numbering aircraft systems, often referred to as system or chapter numbers. This specification is maintained by the Technical Data Working Group.
|S1000D, International Specification for Technical Publications
|S1000D is an international specification for the production of technical publications. Although the title emphasizes its use for technical publications, application of the specification to non-technical publications is also possible and can be very beneficial to businesses requiring processes and controls. The specification is maintained jointly by ATA, AIA and ASD. The ATA Technical Data Working Group / Civil Aviation Working Group is responsible for representing the interests of the Civil Aviation industry in S1000D.
|Spec 1000BR – Civil Aviation S1000D Business Rules
|S1000D is an international specification for the production of technical publications. It is designed to allow tailoring of the data for various products/projects through development of project-specific business rules. This specification provides the specific rules for implementation of S1000D in the Civil Aviation industry. This specification is maintained by the Technical Data Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Gen 2 Procurement
|This is the initial release of a new procurement specification which is intended to facilitate electronic procurement of aircraft parts between systems. Included are the business requirements and XML Schema for Message Receipt, Quotation Requests and Quotation Responses, Purchase Order Submittals and Purchase Order Response/Status and Parts Shipment Messages. This specification is maintained by the Procurement Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Provisioning (ch. 1)
|This specification defines the data elements and specifies the various formats and procedures required for transmitting digital provisioning data from manufacturer to airline. Provisioning is the process of selecting and procuring equipment, parts and material to the range and depth necessary for (1) supporting the customer’s fleet operation, and (2) maintaining and repairing fleet aircraft, engines, end items, support equipment and related component parts. This specification is maintained by the Provisioning Working Group and the Aircraft Transfer Records Working Group(M File only).
|Spec 2000 – Procurement Planning (ch. 2)
|This specification defines the formats and contents to update and receive information from the Procurement Database, a component of the ATA Aviation Marketplace. It includes procurement information such as Part Number, Price, Lead Time and other related fields. The specification also includes price quotation requests and response, and stock status messages for communication directly between supplier and buyer. This specification is maintained by the Procurement Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Materiel Management (ch. 3 – 4, 6)
|This specification defines messaging format and contents to support the order administration process. Messages include order placement, order exception routines, order status, shipment advisories and invoicing. This specification is maintained by the Procurement Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Information and Data Exchange (ch. 5)
|Spec 2000 – Repair Order Administration (ch. 7)
|This specification defines the data elements, formats and procedures for the automated repair order process. This includes the processes for quotations, repair orders and order-exception routines, tear-down reporting, shipment advisories (for both airline and repair agent), invoices and repair order status. This specification is maintained by the Repair Administration Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Repair/Overhaul Planning (ch. 8)
|Spec 2000 – Automated Identification and Data Capture (ch. 9)
|This specification is used for the permanent identification of parts, the identification of shipping/receiving information, and traceability. The permanent part-marking standards include barcoding, data matrix and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID). The traceability standard describes information that companies must keep in order to provide traceability records to their trading partners. This specification is maintained by the Procurement Working Group (Section 9-2), the Repair Administration Working Group (Section 9-3), the Automated Identification & Data Capture Working Group (Section 9-4, 9-5 & 9-6).
|Spec 2000 – ASC X12 Implementation Guide (ch. 10)
|Spec 2000 – Reliability Data Collection and Exchange (ch. 11)
|This specification provides a set of standardized formats for defining, collecting and exchanging aircraft, engine and component reliability data between organizations for the purpose of enhancing aircraft reliability. This specification is maintained by the Reliability Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Airline Inventory Redistribution System – AIRS (ch. 12)
|This is a complimentary specification for companies who are interested in listing or accessing surplus parts data on the Surplus Database (formerly AIRS), a component of the ATA Aviation Marketplace. It provides details on file formats for uploading and downloading data to/from the central database. This specification is maintained by the Procurement Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Industry Metrics (ch. 13)
|This specification defines a number of standard process performance metrics, beginning with six common business processes which are reliability, repair process, parts delivery process, technical issue resolution, product support data and warranty process. The definitions and data described in the chapter allow trading partners to measure each other’s performance using consistent definitions of terms, allowing companies to improve processes in a more consistent manner. This specification is maintained by the Product Support Management Working Group and the Reliability Working Group (Section 13-2 only).
|Spec 2000 – Warranty Claims (ch. 14)
|This specification provides a standardized set of data formats and implementation guidelines necessary for a warranty claimant to electronically submit claims to a warrantor. The initial scope of this spec covers the electronic exchange of the Warranty Claim submittal and the Warranty Claim acknowledgement. It will be expanded to include specifications for the Warranty Claim response. This specification is maintained by the Warranty Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Aircraft Transfer Parts List (ch. 15)
This specification provides a standardized format and implementation guidelines for detailing a list of installed parts on an aircraft as delivered from a supplier to a customer. Typically it is to be completed by an aircraft manufacturer to be provided to an operator or from an operator to another operator/lessor. This specification is maintained by the Aircraft Transfer Records Working Group.
NOTE: Spec 2000 – Aircraft Transfer Parts List is a legacy specification and it is recommended that the InstalledComponentStatus within ATA Spec 2500 is used for new implementations.
|Spec 2000 – Authorized Release Certificate (ch. 16)
|This specification provides an industry standard for the electronic exchange of the Authorized Release Certificate (e.g., FAA Form 8130-3, EASA Form 1) that declares that an aircraft part has passed certain quality inspections and is approved for service. This specification has been accepted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as the approved method for exchanging Form 8130-3 in electronic format and by EASA as an approved method for exchanging EASA Form 1 in electronic format. This “e-Form” can also be used by parts distributors and suppliers as Certificates of Conformance or Transfer Documents. This specification is maintained by the Regulatory Documentation Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Electronic Logbook (ch. 17)
|This specification provides an industry standard for modeling electronic logbook (ELB) data as well as a set of methods for exchanging the ELB object data among computing systems, for example from an e-Logbook system to a maintenance IT system. The intent of the specification is to reduce the total cost of implementing integrated solutions within an airline from multiple software providers without imposing or requiring a specific implementation. This specification is maintained by the Maintenance Execution Working Group.
|Spec 2000 – Electronic Work Package (ch. 18)
|This specification supports the exchange of Work Package information between operator and maintenance provider, facilitating paperless maintenance, which includes; 1) submittal of detailed Work Orders within Work Packages from Operator to Maintenance provider, reducing the need for re-entry of data by MRO, 2) updating of Work Orders by Operator during an extended check, 3) reporting of Work accomplished, Non-Routine Findings and Resources used by MRO back to Operator, 4) references to Tasks, AD’s, SB’s and other data sets used in maintenance. This specification is maintained by the Maintenance Execution Working Group.
|Spec 2300 – Data Exchange Standard for Flight Operations
|Spec 2300 provides a concise set of information standards and guidelines for the management, configuration and interchange of flight operations technical content, such as System Description, Dispatch Data, Procedures, Limitations, Performance, and Weight and Balance, for fixed-wing and rotorcraft. This Specification uses a modular, data-centric approach for organizing and exchanging information. This approach overcomes the traditional paper-oriented packaging in manuals and allows information to be provided in a format and manner that is more consistent with the way the information is used in the end user’s business processes. This specification is maintained by the Flight Operations Working Group.
|Spec 2400 – Allowable Configuration Data Exchange Standard
|ATA Spec 2400 is a specification for the exchange of configuration data between Aircraft Operators and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). The primary deliverable is a standardized file which defines the Allowable Configuration of an aircraft and its major components applicable to maintenance and airworthiness. This specification defines part configuration attributes and concepts which integrate engineering product structure with allowable part usage by Function Position installation through the life of an aircraft. The Allowable Configuration file is primarily machine-readable, allowing aircraft operators to perform automated validation of actual configuration compliance and, more efficiently, to identify replacement parts rather than interpreting information from multiple maintenance source documents. This specification is maintained by the Configuration Management Working Group.
|Spec 2500 – Aircraft Transfer Records
|This specification provides an industry standard for exchanging Aircraft records in standardized, electronic (XML) formats. It is intended to be used by operators who are buying or selling aircraft, or lessors and lessees during a lease return, or by Aircraft or Engine Manufacturers at Initial Delivery. This revision includes an electronic CRATE which is designed to carry various documents and data about the aircraft, engine or components, as well as the definitions, business rules and XML Schema for the following data sets; AD Status, Repair Damage Status, Last Done Next Due Maintenance Status, Installed Component Status (including LLPs, Time Controlled Parts, etc.), Service Bulletin/Modification/STC Status and Aircraft/Engine/Major Component Status. This specification is maintained by the Aircraft Transfer Records Working Group.
|Spec 42 – Aviation Industry Standards for Digital Information Security
|Spec 42 provides recommendations on standardized methods to achieve the appropriate level of security for an application primarily relying on digital identities but in some cases transitioning from an existing manual process over time to a fully functioning automated digital identity-based solution. The intent of this guidance is to support a variety of levels of users and security requirements and guide an organization through that transition process. This specification is maintained by the Digital Security Working Group.
|World Airlines and Suppliers Guide (WASG)
|This document describes guidelines for common product support practices between airlines and suppliers. Contents include special responsibilities of airframe and engine manufacturers, general terms agreements, provisioning, inventory policies, pricing, value analysis, order administration, packaging and transportation, invoicing, warranties and guarantees, simulators, manufacturers’ technical data and traceability of aircraft/engine parts to meet regulatory requirements. This specification is maintained by the Product Support Management Working Group.