To meet new documentation requirements for the Boeing 777X family of aircraft, Mekon have updated the successful Eclipse BookBuild application to support S1000D based Component Maintenance Publications. ATA published the specification which provides the specific rules for implementation of S1000D issue 4.2 in the Civil Aviation industry and this specification has been adopted by Boeing to ensure interoperable and consistent content is published for the 777X program, starting with the Boeing 777-9. Consequently, if you are supplying documentation to support equipment used on this program, your publications should be created in in accordance with S1000D Issue 4.2, using the ATA S1000D 4.2 Business Rules and layout for print.
Eclipse ATA CMP BookBuild has been pre-configured to comply with the ATA S1000D 4.2 BREX that Boeing is using, while also being fully compatible with other programs using the specification.
The application accepts S1000D Data modules that have been created using the ATA S1000D 4.2 BREX and automatically creates a compliant Component Maintenance Publication as a PDF file. The output is configured by an S1000D compliant Publication Module to determine the structure of the document and the Data Modules to be used. All relevant Tables of Contents and other ‘management’ pages are automatically generated and included in the publication.
To complement the ATA CMP BookBuild output, the Mekon Eclipse S1000D for FrameMaker application has been extended to work with the ATA CMP BREX. The application can now reference a Business Rules Exchange file (BREX) supplied with the package. Using this BREX file the application constrains the author’s choice of elements in certain contexts. This prevents an author from inserting elements where they are not allowed and hence potentially rendering the publication non-conformant.
The publication module used for specifying the publication content can also be created using the Mekon Eclipse authoring suite.
For any Business rules that can’t be controlled within the Authoring tool, Mekon has released an Eclipse Business Rules Checker that has the CMP 4.2 BREX already pre-loaded. This will allow you to check a single DM or a folder of DMs before delivering to your end-user, avoiding a lengthy approval process.