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.
This specification was initially developed by the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD). Currently, S1000D is jointly produced by the following organizations, their members, and customers:
Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA)
ATA e-Business Program
These organizations form the S1000D Council and the S1000D Steering Committee. These groups are dedicated to establishing mutually agreed standards for the documentation methods used by the participating parties.
With Issue 2, the scope of S1000D was extended to include land and sea specific applications. The specification continues to evolve and now supports:
any type of equipment (including both military and civil products)