International specification for Technical Publications using a Common Source Database (CSDB)

S1000D, “International specification for technical publications using a common source database”, is an international specification for the production of technical publications. Since its inception over 30 years ago, S1000D has grown to where it is now used widely around the world.  Currently, its uses include:

  • Civil aviation products
  • Defense systems – including land, sea (naval), and air products
  • Ship industry products
  • Other industries with complex long-lived products (renewable energies, rail industry)
  • Construction industry products

S1000D® is an in EU registered trademark owned by ASD – AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD-Europe;

S1000D is jointly produced by the following organizations, their members, and customers:

  • ASD – AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD-Europe;
  • AIA – Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA-US;
  • ATA e-Business Program (ATA eBiz of A4A;


Significance for HICO: Since its foundation in 1997, HICO has been developing efficient solutions in the context of technical communication. S1000D is an internationally recognized specification for the creation, management and publication of Structured Interactive Electronic Technical Documentation (IETD). With the HICO TEDD™-portfolio, HICO is the market-leading international provider of S1000D solutions. The HICO AMaX™-portfolio extends this portfolio for comprehensive after-market solutions and a full range of IETP-applications for the use of Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP’s).