International specification for training analysis and design

The ASD/AIA S6000T is a joint transatlantic specification development, where European and American industrial, aerospace and defence manufacturers and customers participate.  The goal is to establish a global specification for Training Analysis and Design. The Instructional Systems Development (ISD) process is comprised of five interrelated phases that are often referred to as the “ADDIE” model:

  • Analyze
  • Design
  • Develop
  • Implement
  • Evaluate

S6000T scope includes the first 2 phases in the process; Analyze and Design. Moreover, S6000T defines the process for:

  • Performing a Training Needs Analysis
  • Including the definition of training requirements
  • Learning objectives
  • The identification of training curriculum
  • The data model for information exchange with other S-Series specifications

S6000T® is an in EU registered trademark owned by ASD – AeroSpace, and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD-Europe;

S6000T 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;


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).