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Presented by

Dr. Andreas Schtze


Airbus

ATA iSpec 2200 Overview

Contents
History
Description
Functional Areas
Technical Areas
Digital Deliverables
ATA SGML Concept
ATA Data Model
Whats Next?

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Contents
History
Description
Functional Areas
Technical Areas
Digital Deliverables
ATA SGML Concept
ATA Data Model
Whats Next?

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History

Creation of ATA Specification 2200


(iSpec 2200) based on:
- ATA 100
- ATA 2100

Digital Data Specifications


(incl. SGML) become
Appendix of ATA 100

ATA Specification 100


(early digital data
specifications included)

< 1989

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Creation of ATA
Specification 2100 (ATA
100 appendix deleted)

1989 - 1993

1994 - 1999

2000

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Description
Recommended specifications for the content, structure,
and deliverables to meet communication requirements
[physical, electronic and future technology] of aircraft
product technical information.
A suite of data specifications and data models for the
digital representation and exchange of technical data.
Objective is to:
4Minimize

cost and effort expended by operators and OEMs


4Improve information quality and timeliness
4Ensure that manufacturers provide data that meets airline
operational needs

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Functional Areas
Generic Resources
4 ATA

Numbering System
4 Effectivity
Maintenance Requirements
4 Scheduled maintenance
4 Maintenance Planning
Maintenance Procedures
4 Maintenance manuals
Configuration Management
4 Aircraft, engine and
component configurations
4 Next Higher Assembly
and Next Lower Assembly
Training (SDS only)
Flight Operations
4 Master minimum
equipment list
4 Flight crew operating
manual
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Technical Areas
Data Model
4 Integrated

Data Environment

SGML Specifications
4 DTD

Requirements (GenReq, FuncReq, TechReq)


4 SGML Document Type Definitions (DTDs)

Graphics
4 ATA

graphic profile for


TIFF and CGM
4 Intelligent graphics,
wiring diagrams
4 Multi-media
4 Style guide

Direct Access and Retrieval


4 Retrieval

requirements,
language and schemata
4 Direct Access
4 Digital Security
4 Digital Certificates
4 Digital Signatures

Common Support Data


Dictionary
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Digital Deliverables

Aircraft Illustrated Parts Catalog (AIPC)


Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM)
Aircraft Recovery Manual (ARM)
Component Maintenance Manual (CMM)
Component Maintenance Manual Parts List (CMMIPL)
Consumable Products Manual (CPM)
Engine (Shop) Manual (EM)
Engine Cleaning Inspection and Repair Manual (CIR)
Engine Illustrated Parts Catalog (EIPC)
Engine Parts Configuration Management Section (EPCM)
Fault Reporting and Fault Isolation Manual (FRM/FIM)
Flight Crew Operations Manual (FCOM)
Illustrated Tool and Equipment Manual (ITEM)
Maintenance Planning Document (MPD)
Maintenance Review Board Report (MRB)
Maintenance Steering Group (MSG-3)
Master Minimum Equipment List (MMEL)
Non-Destructive Testing Manual (NDT)
Power Plant Build-up Manual (PPBM)
Power Plant Build-up Manual Illustrated Parts List
(PPBMIPL)
Production Management Database (PMDB)
Service Bulletin (SB)
Service Bulletin Index (SBI)
Structural Repair Manual (SRM)
System Description Sections (SDS)
Tool and Equipment Manual (TEM)
Weight & Balance Manual (WBM)
Wiring Diagram Manual (WM)
Graphics Exchange (GREXCHANGE)
Intelligent Graphics Exchange (IGEXCHANGE)
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Contents
History
Description
Functional Areas
Technical Areas
Digital Deliverables
ATA SGML Concept
4What

is SGML?
4ATA SGML Methodology and DTDs in ATA iSpec 2200
4Basic ATA SGML Mechanisms (Effectivity, Revisions, )

ATA Data Model


Whats Next?
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ATA SGML Concept: What is SGML? (1/4)

A unique source of information ..

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M

<PROC><TITLE> Operational Test </TITLE>


<WARNING>Make sure that... </WARNING> <STEP>On
the maintenance panel<PANEL> 285VU </PANEL>,push
the pushbutton switch...</STEP> <STEP>Open the
circuit breaker...</PROC>

Data Loading
Conf.
Data

EO

Technical Databases

Data Consultation
Off-line & On-line

Printing
JC 2-53-80-48-001-01

A340-300

795612041

TITLE: FLAP INTERCONNECTING STRUT INSPECT

Operational Test
WARNING: MAKE
SURE

Aircraft
Dates
341
Mar 1998 11 Mar 1998

Position: L/H

Check

Station

WO

Duration

C2

YUL

12345678

8 Days

JC 2-53-80-48-001-01
FLAP INTERCONNECTING STRUT INSPECT
Aircraft
Check
Station
WO
Duration
Dates
341
C2
YUL
12345678
8 Days
Mar 1998 11 Mar 1998

A340-300

JOB CARD
COVER PAGE
REFERENCE

SPECIAL
CONDITIONS
(Entry conditions
differ from checkdefaults)
SKILLS

Zone 835
Left Side

AMTOSS Task:
Source Requirement:
Periodicity:
Compliance Plan:
Warranty-in-Effect:
Other References:
Electrical Power:
Hydraulic Power:
Pneumatic Power:
Fuel Load:
Other:
Categories:

Part
Number
ROTABLES
9791223
CONSUMABLES AC8624271
999-04A-84
TOOLING
V-800 Series
B18a3221
9807803501

Position: R/H

Serial
Number
13569-98
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A

Operational Test
Warning : make sure that
hidraulic systems are not
pressurized
A. On the maintenance
panel

27-51-44-200-001
<MRB reference / hyper-reference>
1A
3C
5000 hrs
<Compliance Matrix ID>
YES
N/A
YES
YES
N/A
N/A
Flaps 30 degrees
38
01
CAT

UNI Number
25-15-132-169
25-982-13
42-131-93
32-104-53
02-120-95

FTN

Qty
1
1
10
2
1
1

Description
Engine
Screen assembly w/filter
Lint free cloth and tricloroethane
Sump Drain Tool
Access platform 1.8m (5ft. 11in.)
Zero locking flap slat CTL lever

Total Sign-off
Revision Date: May 21, 1998

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ATA SGML Concept: What is SGML? (2/4)


Separates the three main components of a document:
4Structure
4Contents
4Layout

Content

Structure

Layout

AMM

Helvetica
18pt, Bold

FLIGHT CONTROL
Title

This chapter .

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Title

Helvetica
12 pt, Medium
Indentation ...

Para

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ATA SGML Concept: What is SGML? (3/4)


AMM lang
rep

opt

CHAPTER chapnbr
rep

TITLE

INTRO

Char

PARA

TITLE

Char

Char

SECTION sectnbr
Section contents

The Document Type Definition (DTD) defines the


document structure including:
4All

elements and their attributes


4Element content model
4Element sequence and occurrence
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ATA SGML Concept: What is SGML? (4/4)


The SGML document is also called SGML Instance
Start tag

<CHAPTER
<CHAPTER CHAPNBR="24">
CHAPNBR="24"
<TITLE>FLIGHT CONTROLS</TITLE>

Attribute
initialisation

<SECTION SECTNBR="10">
<TITLE>AILERON</TITLE>

Element contents

<PARA>The ailerons. . .
</PARA>
</SECTION>

End tag

</CHAPTER>
</CHAPTER>

SGML mark up language components:


4Elements

(start tag, end tag)


4Element content (nested elements, textual content)
4Element attribute initialization
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Chapter 4-2. SGML Based


Methodology and Document
Type Definitions (DTD)
Blue sensitive zones are links
to the CSDD

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Common Support Data Dictionary


Information about an elements / attributes

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Chapter 4-2-3. DTD Technical Requirements


Guidelines for working groups defining DTDs with the objective
to reach maximum commonality between DTDs.

The principal common mechanisms are:


Revision Management,
Effectivity Management,
Graphic Referencing Mechanism,
Cellular Tables,
Internal and External References Management,..

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ATA SGML Concept: Revision Management


<SUBTASK
<SUBTASK
KEY="XX" CHG="R"
CHG="R" REVDATE
REVDATE="XX"
="XX" ...>
...>
KEY="XX"
..
..
<LIST2>
<LIST2>
L2ITEM>
<<L2ITEM>
<PARA>
<PARA>
<REVST>Put
Putaawarning
warning...... <REVEND>
<REVEND>
<REVST>
Change bar

Marking revisions at anchor element level:


4KEY

attribute: identification key of an element


4REVDATE attribute: date of revision
4CHG attribute (N, R, D, U)

Marking revision of contents


4Textual revision surrounded by:
REVST element (revision start)
REVEND element (revision end)
4Deleted
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anchor: content replaced by element DELETED


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ATA SGML Concept: Effectivity Management

<SECTION..>
<SECTION..>
** ON A/C 101-129, 131-199

<EFFECT
EFFRG
"101129
131199
<EFFECT
EFFRG
==="101129
131199
">">">
<EFFECT
EFFRG
"101129
131199
<TITLE>DC
DCGENERATION
GENERATION
</TITLE>
</TITLE>
<TITLE>

EFFECT element
4EFFRG

attribute (aircraft range)

May be completed by:


4a

Service Bulletin condition SBEFF,


4or a Customer Originated Change condition COCEFF
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ATA SGML Concept: Graphic Management


<GRAPHIC ..
.. KEY=
KEY="xx"
"xx">>
<GRAPHIC
<EFFECT>
<EFFECT>
<TITLE>
<TITLE>
<SHEET....
<SHEET
KEY="xx"
"xx"GNBR="xx"
GNBR="xx"SHEETNBR
SHEETNBR=="xx"
"xx" >>
KEY=
<EFFECT>
<EFFECT>
<TITLE>
<TITLE>
<SHEET
<SHEET
KEY="xx"
"xx"GNBR="xx"
GNBR="xx"SHEETNBR
SHEETNBR=="xx"
"xx" >>
KEY=
<EFFECT>
<EFFECT>
<TITLE>
<TITLE>

GRAPHIC element: composed of one or several SHEET elements


SHEET element:
4 GNBR

attribute contains a graphic entity


4 SHEETNBR attribute specifies the graphic sheet number

GRPHCREF element: to refer to a graphic or sheet


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ATA SGML Concept: Cellular Tables


<TABLE>
<TABLE>
<TGROUP>
<TGROUP>
<COLSPEC> <COLSPEC>
<COLSPEC> <COLSPEC>
<COLSPEC>
<COLSPEC>
<THEAD>
<THEAD>
<ROW>
<ROW>
ENTRY> <ENTRY>
<ENTRY> <ENTRY>
<ENTRY>
<<ENTRY>

TABLE
presentation

Table structure:

<TBODY>
<TBODY>
<ROW>
<ROW>
ENTRY>
<<ENTRY>
<ROW>
<ROW>
ENTRY>
<<ENTRY>

<ENTRY> <ENTRY>
<ENTRY>
<ENTRY>
<ENTRY> <ENTRY>
<ENTRY>
<ENTRY>

4THEAD

element (header)
4TBODY element (table body)
4TFOOT element (footer)
4ROW element (table line)
4ENTRY element (table cell)
4COLSPEC, SPANSPEC element (column description)
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ATA SGML Concept: Management of References

Internal references
<REFINTREFID="EN244200861001">
REFID="EN244200861001">
<REFINT
</REFINT>
</REFINT>

<GRPHCREFREFID="EN1234567890">
REFID="EN1234567890">
<GRPHCREF
</GRPHCREF>
</GRPHCREF>

External references
<REFEXTREFMAN="
REFMAN="SSM"
SSM"REFLOC="32-31/05">
REFLOC="32-31/05">
<REFEXT
</REFEXT>
</REFEXT>

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Contents
History
Description
Functional Areas
Technical Areas
Digital Deliverables
ATA SGML Concept
ATA Data Model
4Vision
4What

is a Data Model?
4Functional Areas
4Deliverables

Whats Next?
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ATA Data Model: Vision


Industry wide agreement
on the Information
Architecture for
information transfer
(Structure, Format and
Business Rules)

Flight Operations

Air Traffic Mgmt

Regulatory Agency

Shared Data

Product Marketing

Business Support

Airport Mtce/Ops

Product Manufacturing
Product Maintenance

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ATA Data Model: What is a Data Model?


Structured graphical representation of the processes,
business rules and information/data interchanged between
a manufacturer/supplier and operator

Modeling methodology and techniques provide


information/data in a standard, consistent, and predictable
manner in order to manage data as a resource

Enables re-engineering of business processes and product


life-cycle information targeted to achieve a world-wide
accepted Integrated Data Environment

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ATA Data Model: What is a Data Model?


Critical Success Factors for the industry standard Data Model:
4 Generic

- facilitates development of systems of varying purpose, scope and


complexity
4 Rigorous and precise - representation of data is complete, correct,
consistent and usable
4 Concise - facilitates improved understanding, communication, consensus
and validation
4 Conceptual - represents functional requirements rather than physical or
organizational constraints

Flexible - supports phasing of the life cycle, i.e., M&E model to


be followed by Flight Ops, Training, Material Management

Application - use of the model enables improved:


4 Business

process analysis
4 Applications development
4 Re-engineering
4 Systems integration
4 Acquisition of information systems
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ATA Data Model: Functional Areas


Derived through an affinity analysis between the structured
decomposition of the industry functions/processes and the
information/data used by those functions/processes

Functional areas (business areas) were then used in the


architecture of iSpec 2200

The functional areas are also consistent with a value chain


analysis

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ATA Data Model: Functional Areas


Reliability
Assessment
Operations
Planning
Configuration
Management
B

Maintenance
Requirements
A

Product
Design
Engineering

Maintenance
Procedures
C

Flight
Scheduling

Maintenance
Event
Forecasting

Enterprise
Resource
Management

Maintenance
Event
Planning

Maintenance
Event
Production

Line
Maintenance
Event
Planning
Component
Maintenance
Event
Planning

Maintenance
Event
Archive

Maintenance
Training
D

Maintenance
Discrepancy

Flight
Operations

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ATA Data Model: Deliverables


General explanations on ATA CD, ATA Data Model
Data Model developed using relational Data Modeling tool
(COOL:Biz)

Data Model accessible through Model Browser on Internet


(including download capabilities)

Contains:
4Industry

Decomposition Diagram
4Entity-Relationship Diagrams divided in major subject areas
4Entity, attribute and relationship definitions

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Whats next?
Future Data Exchange Project
XML
Design Rules

INDUSTRY
DATA MODEL

Methodology &
Technical
Requirements

EXCHANGE
DATA MODEL

Mainten.
Procedures

Mainten.
Procedures

Mainten.
Requirem.

Mainten.
Requirem.

Configur.
Managem.

Configur.
Managem.

Flight Ops

Flight Ops

Generic
Resources
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Information
Set 1
Information
Set 2
Information
Set 3

.
.
.
Information
Set n

Generic
Resources
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