iSpec 2200 for Adobe FrameMaker with Mekon Eclipse
CMM, ACMM and Service Bulletins

The Eclipse iSpec 2200 CMM and SB application makes it easy for both experienced and inexperienced FrameMaker users to produce Component Maintenance Manuals and Service Bulletins compliant with the ATA iSpec 2200 Specification.

Installed as a plugin to one of the industry’s leading editing tools, Mekon Eclipse provides enhanced functionality for the author.

Eclipse iSpec2200


Eclipse covers several issues of the standard from version 3 onwards for both CMM and SB.


The output is fully formatted for print output.

ATA iSpec 2200 CMM & SB for Adobe FrameMaker users

With Eclipse ATA iSpec 2200 Application for FrameMaker, you can leverage your existing FrameMaker installed base and still produce ATA compliant output in SGML, PDF or print, saving you time, money and reducing the cost of adopting the standard.

Whether you are already an existing FrameMaker user or have never used the software before, there are many good reasons why FrameMaker should be your tool of choice. For instance, the authors can work in a tagged or WYSIWYG environment where the element and attribute tags are given human readable names. This makes the application intuitive without the need to know the intricacies of the standard and SGML tagging.

The CMM/SB Application includes options for standard ATA output and also for compliance with Airbus or Boeing specific output requirements.

The quality of the interface, the range of configuration options and the quality of the output make this an automatic choice for ATA documentation.

iSpec 2200 CMM and SB plug-in for Adobe FrameMaker

Authoring With Mekon Eclipse

Ease of use

Attribute setting

  • Automatic attribute setting dramatically reduces creation and editing time. It also reduces the opportunity for human error. Even a small ATA document will have hundreds of attributes that need to be managed. With Eclipse iSpec 2200, when you set an attribute value it will be copied down the structure to all the elements that need it.

Revision preparation

  • Simple functions to reset the change mark-up in a document before starting the revision process. Record of Revision data can be added to the document and automatically formatted to populate the Record of Revision table

Auto generated tables including Illustrated Parts indexes

  • Alpha-numeric indexes of parts and other optional indexes for the IPC data are generated automatically from the IPC content.


Multiple configuration options

  • The application contains multiple configuration options allowing the author to customise the document styling for title pages and other standard text not part of the document content. These stylesheet options are set in a easily editable configuration file.

MTOSS management

  • Eclipse iSpec 2200 manages the creation and integrity of the required Maintenance Task Oriented Support System (MTOSS) codes, ensuring unique codes throughout the document while keeping the author’s additional work to the absolute minimum.


Multiple Versions of the DTD

  • The application supports multiple versions of both the CMM and SB DTDs; from issue 3 to issue 12 of CMM and issue 5 to issue 9 of the Service Bulletin.

Furthermore, the plug-in is equipped with a configuration mechanism to customise the templates to allow for site specific information to be displayed in the paper/PDF output.

Why do I need Mekon?

Industry experience

Mekon have worked with FrameMaker Editor for many years developing applications, stylesheets and tools to support various authoring needs. Although our ATA tools are compliant with the Standard we can develop local solutions for formatting or editing tasks. We also provide training in both the tools and in the Standard so that users have an understanding of the requirements for structured authoring.

Working for you

All this is backed by the high standard of support provided by Mekon’s in-house support and development teams.

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