ASD Services Commission aim at preparing, planning and providing the logistic and technical support to the products/systems and related operators throughout their life cycle, in other words, from early design phases until end-of-life or Service.
Since 1987 the ASD Services Commission (SVC) promotes understanding and enables the development, deployment and management of standards for the support of 4.0 service activities, interoperability standards and new services concepts. This activity enhances the competitiveness of the European aerospace and defence services business through the optimisation of existing models as well as the promotion of future developments.
Standards ensure coordination between sectors, companies and projects. They bind the industry together, from primes to the smaller players in the supply-chain.
The SVC is chaired by Mr. Corrado Crotti from Leonardo and vice-chaired by Mr. Javier Rivera from Airbus and Mr. Claudio Buccini from ISSEL NORD. Its members come from direct companies as well as national associations. It operates with three working groups involved with integrated product support & specifications, strategic standardisation, new 4.0 services solutions and training:
Product Services Specifications Group (PSSG) is developing world-wide renown standards; hundreds of experts are involved in the development and continuous optimization of the so-called ASD / AIA S-Series ILS Specifications (in the future S-Series Integrated Product Support “IPS” Specifications) in close cooperation with the US association AIA (Aerospace Industries Association) and additionally for the S1000D (Tech. Pub.) with ATA (Air Transport Association).
Strategic Standards Group (SSG) aims to support effective governance of the development and validation of information interoperability standards and solutions along the product life-cycle. http://www.asd-ssg.org/
The CSSTOG is the European body which identifies, develops, selects and recommends areas for increased cooperation across Customer Support, Training and Operational Services. Support is provided to members to deliver S-Series training courses and to develop Generic Models for contracting.
In cooperation with other ASD committees, particularly those reporting to the Services Commission, the CSSTOG can advise on the widespread adoption of Integrated Product Support Specifications. It can also provide guidance on the use of various contracting models (eg: PPP, PFI, PBL), customer/supplier partnering behaviors, civil/military convergence and how to migrate between contracting concepts.
Finally, it can provide support on the use of Industry Standards for supply, service, support, operational training and simulation on practical applications, establishing interoperability guidelines across multiple platforms and products.