InfoTrust’s TechSight/X® is the most advanced offering on the market. It provides solutions across the entire maintenance supply chain and for flight operations.
Different editions of TechSight/X are tailored to different industries and different users, including:
The ATA has recently adopted S1000D as the technical publication standard for civil aviation. TechSight/X provides a single system for managing legacy and next-generation fleets for all OEM types and for all content types. It includes the following editions:
Government and commercial contractors around the world are requiring system documentation in several formats, including S1000D, ATA, and MIL standard formats. TechSight/X provides the capabilities to create and deliver high quality documentation on time and on budget. It includes the following editions:
TechSight/X provides browser-based content delivery via a flexible, standards-based server platform. Content for maintaining multiple programs can be delivered in a single system. It includes the following editions:
Manufacturers are increasingly requiring outsourced content creation to be delivered in the S1000D and ATA formats. TechSight/X S1000D and ATA Editions provide easy-to-use authoring environments and allow multiple content projects to be managed in a single installation. It includes the following editions:
TechSight/X Aircraft Maintenance Edition – provides accurate, quality-assured configuration control of airline technical documentation in support of maintenance and engineering operations.
Streamlining Aircraft Maintenance
InfoTrust TechSight/X Aircraft Maintenance Edition is an XML- based content management and delivery system for aircraft maintenance documentation implemented according to S1000D and ATA.
InfoTrust TechSight/X Aircraft Maintenance Edition is a combination of InfoTrust products for the aerospace and aviation industries. S1000D and ATA are international specifications for the production of technical publications. They have been adopted by major airliners and aerospace manufacturers. Industry organizations believe that major airlines could save $25 to 30 million over five years by implementing TechSight/X Aircraft Maintenance Edition.
Manufacturers are beginning to supply manuals for newer planes in S1000D format: Boeing, for example, is supplying documentation for its 787 in S1000D. But manuals for older aircraft may only be available in SGML or proprietary formats, and many manuals, such as component maintenance manuals, are only available in paper form.
A key capability of the TechSight/X Aircraft Maintenance Edition is its ability to ingest content in many different formats and migrate it as an option to S1000D so that it is restructured for reuse and repurposing.
The TechSight/X Aircraft Maintenance Edition contains two parts, a content creation part (CMS), TechSight/X CMS S1000D and a delivery system, TechSight/X IETP S1000D. In the CMS manuals, tasks and work cards are authored and published. In the delivery system, engineers can view cards, visits, and manuals, and are able to print work card for specific visits. Both the CMS and the delivery system have extensive search possibilities to enable end-users to search through the content base based on tail numbers, planned checks, or by context-based full-text search.
Features and Benefits
Key benefits are:
Savings from labor efficiencies, for both hangar and line maintenance. Line maintenance efficiencies offer the greatest opportunity for cost savings, because nearly all line maintenance activities are not routine, so the ability to dynamically generate job cards with tailored work instructions for line technicians and mechanics is particularly valuable.
Additional savings by accelerating line maintenance activities at the gate (thus reducing flight delays). The more quickly one can put relevant and current documentation directly into the hands of the mechanic at the gate, the more quickly the mechanic can fix the problem and release the flight.
Improving overall processes for managing and distributing technical documentation, including:
The ability to eliminate hard copy manuals and the hand processing required to image and distribute them
The ability to route documents via a workflow process rather than via manual routing
The ability to manage an airline's component maintenance manuals and electronically distribute them to an airline's maintenance vendors)
The ability to deliver current, customized, and complete content on demand over the Web – ensuring that the airline's maintenance sites, service vendors and outsourcers remain in compliance with its current revisions in accordance with government (FAA) regulations
TechSight/X S1000D Edition - provides accurate, quality-assured configuration control of technical documentation.
The Big Picture
Integrated, end-to-end solution for managing and delivering S1000D content
Support for the latest issue of S1000D, the international data standard for space, air, sea, and land vehicles
Management and reuse of any content resource
Flexible, standards-based architecture
Intelligent forms and full WYSIWYG authoring for content creation
Revision management with built-in XML differencing
Interactive guide generation with built-in PDM logic engine
High-performance, flexible S1000D management and delivery
TechSight/X® S1000D Edition is a set of server-based application modules that provides an integrated, end-to-end solution for managing and delivering S1000D and related content.
S1000D is an international specification for the procurement and production of technical publications. It has emerged in response to the needs of industries like manufacturing, aerospace, and defense to streamline maintenance operations and improve compliance with regulatory and safety standards. The specification is XML based and provides guidelines for creating, distributing, and displaying technical content.
S1000D prescribes the production of information in a modular form, called a data module. This modularity is intended to allow maintenance publications, like manuals and interactive guides, to be delivered on demand to engineers faced with a particular task, thereby improving their productivity and effectiveness. To ensure that engineers are always working with the latest technical information, S1000D also enables sharing of technical content across the supply chain, as well as faster and more precise updates to maintenance publications.
Solutions for customers across the content supply chain
TechSight/X S1000D Edition is the most advanced S1000D offering on the market, providing solutions for the entire maintenance supply chain:
Airlines: The ATA has recently adopted S1000D as the technical publication standard for civil aviation. The TechSight/X S1000D Edition provides a single system for managing legacy and next-generation fleets.
Defense equipment manufacturers: Government contracts around the world are requiring system documentation in the S1000D format. The TechSight/X S1000D Edition suite provides the capabilities to create and deliver documentation on time and on budget.
Defense equipment maintainers: The TechSight/X S1000D Edition provides browser-based content delivery via a flexible, standards-based server platform. Content for maintaining multiple programs can be delivered in a single system for maintainers.
Engineering and publication services firms: Manufacturers are increasingly requiring out-sourced content creation to be delivered in the S1000D format. TechSight/X S1000D Edition provides an easy-to-use authoring environment and allows multiple content projects to be managed in a single installation.
Open standards, flexible implementations
Powered by EMC Documentum XML Store, a high-performance native XML database, the TechSight/X S1000D Edition features:
Extensive Java API – the suite is 100 percent Java based and runs on any JVM platform
XQuery for data retrieval
XSLT and XSL-FO for content rendering
TechSight/X S1000D Edition Modules
The TechSight/X S1000D Edition is comprised of three sets of modules:
The TechSight/X S1000D Edition provides accurate, quality-assured configuration control of airline technical documentation in support of maintenance and engineering operations. This edition enables technical authors and publishers to create new versions of airline specific, S1000D-compliant manuals prompted by newly issued OEM revisions and other change triggers.
TechSight/X S1000D Edition helps you manage and deliver product maintenance information according to the S1000D standard. With the TechSight/X S1000D Edition, you can use server-based application modules including TechSight/X CMS S1000D and TechSight/X IETP S1000D.
TechSight/X CMS S1000D provides a complete set of capabilities for importing, creating, editing, and publishing S1000D content.
TechSight/X IETP S1000D enables end users to dynamically interact with published S1000D content, so that they can perform tasks such as guiding ground crew personnel step by step through complicated maintenance procedures.
Features and Benefits
TechSight/X S1000D Edition delivers the following features and benefits.
Create, manage, and deliver S1000D content with an integrated, end-to-end application suite.
Full S1000D compliance
Implement the latest issue of S1000D, the international data standard for air, sea, and land vehicles.
Compatible with any content type
Manage and reuse any type of content, including XML, images, video, and PDF files.
Increase interoperability and reduce deployment risk with flexible, standards-based architecture.
Powerful, user-friendly authoring
Create content easily with intelligent forms and full WYSIWYG authoring.
Compare versions of documents with powerful, built-in XML differencing.
Generate interactive guides for maintenance technicians with the built-in PDM logic engine.
TechSight/X S1000D Edition include the following modules:
TechSight/X Flight Operations and Company Manuals Edition – provides solutions for AOM, MEL, and all internal general procedures manuals including regulatory (ATOS/IOSA/CAR) compliance management and reporting.
The TechSight/X® Flight Operations and Company Manual Edition provides solutions for AOM, MEL, and all internal general procedures manuals including regulatory (ATOS/IOSA) compliance management and reporting.
The Flight Operations and Company Manual Edition supports ATOS, IOSA, and CAR regulatory requirements management, Flight Operations Manual, and General Company Manual authoring, management and control.
The Flight Operations and Company Manual Edition supports the following document types:
Capitalized on successful product and service offerings for Tech Pubs management, InfoTrust has taken up the challenge of offering comprehensive solutions for the Flight Operations as well, starting on the early part of this decade. InfoTrust’s solutions target the management of the three groups of publications: procedure manuals, MEL/CDL, and FCOM, covering both Airbus and Boeing fleets. Continuing with the strong tradition of digitization of content and processes in the Tech Pubs arena governed by the ATA standards, InfoTrust has taken the initiative of building comprehensive, flexible, and extendible doctypes in XML either from scratch or by extending OEMDTDs on their own in the absence of established industry standards for Flight Operations content. These doctypes, combined with InfoTrust’s end-to-end process, content, authoring and publishing management products, and conversion and implementation services, make up InfoTrust’s solutions for Flight Operations publication management.
Each Flight Operation publication type have the benefit of the following solution features:
DocType involving a specific DTD, corresponding authoring style sheets, end-user style sheets for PDF and HTML, and guided authoring customizations to provide seamless authoring in XML for non-XML authors
Content management library functions such as check in and check out of parts of the publication, versioning, content preview, search, etc.
Business process automation functionality, including change/request incorporation management, workflow/routing, change forms, change tracking/incorporation status reports, and publication management trend reports
Conversion of Microsoft Word, FrameMaker, and Interleaf legacy manuals to XML
Below are additional features and benefits.
The Airbook DTD is designed as a general doctype, capable of providing a structured authoring environment for a wide range of documents. By using one doctype across a wide range of documents customers are able to reuse and repurpose resources across the organization.
The basic components of Airbook will be familiar to anyone who has worked with any of the standard ATA Spec 2200 document types; but Airbook can be extended as required to meet the customer’s specific requirements.
The flexibility of AirBook allows it to be applied to just about every type of internally authored manual. The following is a partial list of some of the documents that can be deployed using AirBook:
Flight Operations Training Manual
Ground Operations Manual
In-Flight Training Manual
Flight Operations Manual
Maintenance Procedures Manual
Flight Performance and Planning Manual
Manufacturer's Weight and Balance Manual
Maintenance Inspection Procedures Manual
Weight and Balance ALM
Extending Airbook for ATOS
Airbook has been extended to accommodate specialized types of data. For example; during a recent project a customer needed to embed ATOS SAI and SRR references directly into their data.
By allowing the author to embed the reference at any point in the document, ATOS inspectors were able to quickly locate the precise point at which a particular SAI question was answered.
Since all of the data was authored in XML using Airbook DTD, it was possible to generate indexes and cross references, creating a set of interlinked HTML documents that allowed the FAA inspectors to navigate a complete set of documents from an ATOS-centric perspective. This same XML tagging technology and process can also be utilized for IOSA compliance management.
Converting Documents to the Airbook Doctype:
Documents can be converted to Airbook from a number of different sources. InfoTrust currently has tools and processes for converting Word documents, Interleaf, Frame Maker, SGML, HTML, XML, PDF and paper. Conversion to Airbook from other source types may be possible as well.
All company/procedure manuals are handled by InfoTrust-developed AirBook doctype. In the absence of any established standard, InfoTrust has used ATA standard constructs for this doctype as much as possible, in order to use existing libraries and strategies familiar to aviation organizations.
AirBook doctype features ATOS compliance tagging and compliancy reporting, which allows authors to cite particular ATOS policies within any procedure in any company manuals, which in turn allows for push-button generation of ATOS compliance reporting on published procedures manuals.
While all procedure manuals can be accommodated by the same AirBook DTD, they can have different customer output layouts serving different distribution targets.
TechSight/X IETP and EFB viewers provide enhanced means of delivering the HTML and PDF documents for electronic consumption. PDF layout is also optimized for paper distribution. Customers choose one or more of delivery options.
TechSight/X BPM can be integrated with the TechSight/X CMS authoring and repository management products and TechSight/X IETP and EFB IETP viewers to provide an end-to-end solution for the AirBook doctype, for complete company/procedure manual management.
TechSight/X CMS authoring for AirBook doctype supports two third-party XML authoring applications: XMetal and Arbortext Epic.
MEL and CDL for all fleets are handled by the InfoTrust-developed MEL/CDL doctype. In the absence of any established standard, InfoTrust has used ATA standard constructs for this doctype as much as possible, in order to use existing libraries and strategies familiar to aviation organizations.
While both MEL and CDL can be accommodated by the same DTD, different output styling allows them to be published separately as distinct manuals. Also there are a variety of choices in displaying MEL, especially for paper output. InfoTrust can provide a great degree of fidelity as custom output options to customer’s legacy paper formats
TechSight/X IETP and EFB IETP viewers provide enhanced means of delivering the HTML/PDF formats for electronic consumption. PDF layout is also optimized for paper distribution. Various customers choose one or more of delivery options
ITechSight/X BPM can be integrated with TechSight/X CMS authoring and repository management products and TechSight/X IETP and EFB IETP viewers to provide an end-to-end solution for the MEL/CDL doctype, for complete MEL/CDL publications management.
TechSight/X CMS authoring for MEL/CDL doctype support two third-party XML authoring applications: XMetal and Arbortext Epic.
Currently FCOM for all fleets is handled by the InfoTrust-developed FCOM doctype. In the absence of any established standard, InfoTrust has used ATA-standard constructs for this doctype as much as possible order to use existing libraries and strategies familiar to aviation organizations. During the development process, InfoTrust analyzed all variations of FCOM data and DTDs from Boeing and Airbus for the legacy fleets to accommodate all constructs comfortably.
The InfoTrust FCOM doctype and publishing features are able to accommodate various volume and multiple output requirements for regulatory agencies around the globe for the same FCOM content.
InfoTrust’s solution involves data transformation scripts that automatically convert from various SGML/XML data to InfoTrust FCOM and vice versa. Because OEM legacy DTDs are page oriented they are not suitable for fully automated revision conflict management, unlike Tech Pubs DTDs. However, ITG provides facilitation for authors and publication coordinators to incorporate relevant OEM changes within the constructs of InfoTrust solution’s BPM by providing side-by-side comparisons of content and automating change request management based on the list of effected pages that comes with the latest version of the OEM manual.
TechSight/X IETP and EFB viewers provide enhanced means of delivering HTML and PDF documents for electronic consumption. PDF layout is also optimized for paper distribution. Customers can choose one or more delivery options.
TechSight/X BPM can be integrated with TechSight/X CMS authoring and repository management products and TechSight/X IETP and EFB to provide an end-to-end solution for the FCOM doctype, for complete FCOM publications management.
TechSight/X CMS authoring for FCOM doctype support two third-party XML authoring applications: XMetal and Arbortext Epic.
TechSight/X Flight Operations and Company Manuals Edition includes the following modules:
Offers a powerful viewer specially built to support complex technical data including airframe, engine, and component maintenance manuals; flight operations; and company manuals
TechSight/X Technical Operations and Engineering Edition - provides solutions for task cards, EOs, EAs, ADs, and SBs in connection with the TechSight/X ATA Edition or TechSight/X S1000D Edition.
Airline engineering and technical operations departments typically manage formal aircraft maintenance programs for all of the fleets they operate. The duties of these groups involve such activities as:
Assuring and being able to demonstrate that all maintenance requirements are being met by the maintenance program
Creating, revising, and managing task cards
Managing conflicts that arise because of changes to source documents such as the AMM and OEM revisions
Grouping work tasks into logical packages
Publishing task cards and other data for use by end users and external systems
TechSight/X Technical Operations and Engineering Edition provides an airline’s engineering and technical operations groups with a fully digital environment for technical data management, revision, approval, and publishing.
TechSight/X Technical Operation Edition facilitates technical operations and engineering management by providing these main functions:
Tasks and job cards
Maintenance program tasks: Create, edit, search, and report on tasks to establish and maintain the approved maintenance program. Program specialists work in an intuitive, browser-based environment.
Job cards: Create, edit, and search job cards used to perform routine maintenance. Reuse content from manuals and other work cards to eliminate duplication and increase efficiency.
Job cards for engineering modifications: Create collections of engineering job cards for accomplishing required inspections and modifications using intuitive web forms.
ATA SGMLSBs: Convert ATA SGML SB work sections into job cards to eliminate rekeying of instructional content
Job cards and visits
Maintenance visit management:
Import maintenance visit requirements from existing scheduling systems
Automatically assemble required job cards based on visit requirements
Batch print maintenance visits to system printers using the included print management server
Coordinated access panel open/close
Autopopulate access panel cards during visit creation – only panels that are required to be opened for that visit will be listed, along with the list of job cards requiring access through that panel.
Integrated materials management information: Interface with existing materials management systems to include real-time part and stock information in displayed job card content
Management of maintenance programs
Management of maintenance requirements
Authoring task cards, EOs, and EAs
Source content conflict management for documents such as the AMM
Publishing data for use by other systems
Generation of dynamic open/close cards
Generation of dynamic work packaging reports
Integration of a maintenance planning/production control system
TechSight/X Technical Operations and Engineering Edition can be used to manage the following document types:
Routine task cards, nonroutine task cards, and component change cards
EOs and EAs
Airline maintenance planning documents
TechSight/X Technical Operations and Engineering Edition is made up of the following modules:
Offers a powerful viewer specially built to support complex technical job cards, allow electronic signature of sign offs, provide an ultimate paperless environment for mechanics on the shop floor job card, and allow for electronic signature, providing a ultimate paperless environment for the shop floor.