By international law large aircraft are required to categorize aircraft information using a standard called the ATA document numbering system (Air Transport Association).
The ATA document chapters allow a pilot or mechanic to find the same information for any airplane under the same chapter/sub-chapter number. Thus a chapter number for a Boeing 747, B737, or Airbus 380 will be the same. Examples of this include Oxygen (Chapter 35), Electrical Power (Chapter 24) and Doors (Chapter 52).
A few examples of ATA chapter numbers...
ATA No. ATA Chapter name ATA 00 GENERAL ATA 01 MAINTENANCE POLICY ATA 02 OPERATIONS ATA 03 SUPPORT ATA 04 AIRLINE USE Aircraft Handling ATA 05 TIME LIMITS/MAINTENANCE CHECKS ATA 06 DIMENSIONS AND AREAS ATA 07 LIFTING AND SHORING ATA 08 LEVELING AND WEIGHING ATA 09 TOWING AND TAXIING ATA 10 PARKING, MOORING, STORAGE AND RETURN TO SERVICE ATA 11 PLACARDS AND MARKINGS ATA 12 SERVICING ATA 14 HARDWARE AND GENERAL TOOLS ATA 18 VIBRATION AND NOISE ANALYSIS (HELICOPTER ONLY)
About 20years ago the FAA strongly urged GA aircraft to follow the standard with the anticipation that it would soon become law - it never did.
Why has the International community not mandated GA aircraft use the JASC/ATA document standard.