Standard recommendation page Standard recommendation page

Objective of this page is to publish the standard recommendations adopted by ASD SSG.

List of standards adopted by ASD List of standards adopted by ASD

This is the list of standards adopted by ASD (see on the right side of the page the related standard adoption statements):

  • Design and PLM field: STEP AP242 ed1, EN9300 LOTAR 1xx, ISO 14306 JT Ed2, TDP Message
  • Integrated Logistic Support field: S1000D, S2000M, S3000L, S5000F, SX000i, SCORM, STE100
  • Supply chain field: BoostAero
  • Security: TSCP SEv1

Design and PLM field


ASD recommends the use of STEP AP242 for the exchange, long term archiving and transfer to downstream processes of CAD data (mechanical design, incl. composite) and associated configuration (PDM) data. The most recent editions of the standards should be used wherever possible.

ASD encourages CAD vendors and 3D viewer Vendors to develop AP242 interfaces and visualization capabilities.

ASD encourages PDM vendors to develop PDM AP 242 interfaces and to support the setting up of the PDM Implementor Forum (planned start in 2015), in charge of the development of AP 242 XML PDM recommended practices.

This strategy will also support interoperability with modular STEP standards for other parts of the lifecycle, including AP233 “Systems engineering”, AP209 “Multidisciplinary analysis and design”, AP210 “Electronic assembly, interconnect and packaging design” and AP239 “Product life cycle support”.

NB: this recommendation supersedes the previous ASD recommendation related to STEP AP203 and AP214 (dated 19 April 2013), STEP AP242 replacing and enhancing these two previous standards.

Adoption date: 2 February 2015

Related blips: AP242 ed1, AP242 ed2

TDP Message TDP Message

ASD recommends the TDP Message Header DEX specification as a relevant standard mechanism to exchange Technical Data Packages.

Adoption date: 5th of October 2012
Related blip: TDP Message

Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) field

S1000D S1000D

ASD recommends the use of S1000D - International specification for technical publications using a common datasource - for the documentation of any civil or military vehicle or equipment.

Adoption date: prior to SSG creation.
Related blip: S1000D

S3000L S3000L

ASD recommends the use of SCORM 2004 for the exchange of training information in conjunction with S1000D 4.1

Recommendation adopted by ASD SSG on 5th of October 2012
Related blip: SCORM

STE100 STE100

ASD-STE100 is the recommended standard for writing procedures and descriptive text in maintenance documents in English language. It is not recommended for “non-technical” writing, for example international correspondence.

Adoption date: Prior to SSG creation
Related blip: STE100

BoostAero BoostAero

ASD recommends the use of BoostAero V2.10 for the following Supply Chain transactions:

  • Supply Agreement
  • Order Collaboration
  • Demand Forecast collaboration
  • Supply Instruction
  • Despatch Advice
  • Receipt Advice
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI), Consigned VMI
  • Invoice, Self-billing Invoice

The recommendation above was adopted by ASD in June 2011.
Related blip: BoostAero