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AEC Year in Review

Posted on: December 21, 2016 / Publishing /

As the AEC Team wraps up 2016, we wanted to extend a heartfelt thanks to our customers and partners for their dedication and support over the years in allowing us to grow and achieve much success this year. Here is a peak at our year in review that our customers and partners helped us achieve.

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Considering S1000D for Your Aircraft Technical Documentation

Posted on: September 18, 2015 / Publishing /

Well, it finally happened. After many years of existence of the S1000D specification, civil aviation finally adopted it in earnest. In my estimation it started with Boeing on the 787, followed closely by Airbus with the A350, and the soon-to-enter-into-service Bombardier C-series commercial aircraft.

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Understanding Instructions for Continued Airworthiness (ICA)

Posted on: September 4, 2015 / Regulatory /

Since the loss of Swissair Flight 111 on September 2, 1998, the FAA started to look closer at aircraft modifications and the respective documentation, with a focus on the ICAs. While the FARs have always required ICAs, enforcement had been limited to new Type Certificates.

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Whether To use Simplified Technical English (STE)

Posted on: August 21, 2015 / Best Practices /

It’s an established fact that English is the international language of civil aviation. And it’s probably safe to say that, in western countries, this is also a fact for military aviation. But let’s stick to civil aviation, for now. The fact is, many maintenance personnel, and others in civil aviation, learn English as a second language.

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