I know the iSpec2200 and S1000D are the specifications which are used in the aircraft maintenance manual, I have to know how they actually work in the aviation domain and what is the difference between them.
I've only worked with S1000D, but what I understand is that they share a common origin in ATA Spec100, with some differences being:
- maintains a focus on "legacy", monolithic publications
- scope is more limited to aircraft
- specification costs money (https://publications.airlines.org/CommerceProductDetail.aspx?Product=274)
- focuses on modular data, with concepts such as data modules and the CSDB
- scope is more generalized to any product (air, land, sea, etc.)
- specification is free (http://public.s1000d.org/Downloads/Pages/S1000DDownloads.aspx)
S1000D is the successor of iSpec 2200 since 2012. The standard is now free of charge and can be easily downloaded from S1000D website.
$\begingroup$ I'm not doubting you, but I am surprised that an organization went from
<something>in its naming convention. I mean, dropping the "lowercase 'i', uppercase word" thing in the internet age? Whoda thunk it?? (Unless, of course, Apple sued...) Also, it's odd that they went from the numeric
1000. Everything about those two identifiers indicates (to me, at least) that
iSpec2200is newer than
S1000D. $\endgroup$– FreeManDec 5, 2019 at 19:37