Looking for tools and further software or support? Check out these specialist vendors supporting the work of TDW:

Your specialist in technical documentation

We at ASN Ingenieursgesellschaft mbH and Co. KG are service providers in technical documentation for the aircraft industry, the sector of renewable energies, shipbuilding, mechanical engineering, and military documentation. We base our services on the international specifications of ATA, ASD, ANSI, and DIN. Located in Hamburg a city with aviation-, shipbuilding- and energy production-industry, we rely on our qualified staff and our long term experience.

Our customers are international operating companies.

We produce description and operation, maintenance instructions, material and spare parts documentation. Text in English or German including the required technical illustration. New documentation, as well as updates, are produced to the requirements of iSpec 2200 (ATA 100), ATA 104, ATA 2000, ASD S1000D, S2000M and ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English, TDv, MIL-Spec or BD007RDS-PP for renewable energy products, 2006/42/EG machine instructions or DIN EN ISO 14121, Ril 900.503, Ril 900.504, Ril 984 26, Ril 915 02, 2006/ 861/ EG (railway TSI), 98/ 37/ EG, VDI 4500, DIN EN 62079, ISO 3864, ANSI Z535 or others.

Due to our long term experiences in the sector of technical documentation production, we support our customers in tailored trainings and workshops.

Aspire has been providing niche System Engineering services for over two decades. We specialise in the optimisation of complex systems and processes, we are experts in the application of Supportability Engineering techniques: Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) & Logistic Support Analysis (LSA); Maintenance Optimisation, including Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) analysis and MSG-3 studies, Modelling & Analytics, and Advanced Technical Publications.

Aspire provides expert training in these subjects, to date we have trained over 2,000 people in 10 countries around the world.

In addition to our Supportability Engineering heritage, our brands provide IT security and support, specialised software development and innovative applications of technology, utilising, amongst others, mobile Apps, and the Internet of Things.

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy; we are an Employee Benefit Trust (EBT), which guarantees our independence to deliver without any potential conflict of interest from external stakeholders.  Our Markets include Vessel Design, Ports and Terminals, Oil and Gas, Water and Environment, Buildings Infrastructure and Rail and Defence.

To support these markets BMT has a comprehensive Technical Data and Documentation capability delivered by a team that has all the required skills, experience, software applications and templates required to produce technical documentation to industry and military publication standards, including ISO 8879, DEFSTAN 02-40, DEFSTAN 00-600, ASD AIA S1000D (International Standard for Technical Publications), Joint Service Publications (JSP) 181 to 188, JSP(D) 543, AESP 0100-P-005-010 and AESP 0100-P-011-013.  Technical Authoring is further supported by our Draughtsmen and illustrators to create 2D/3D illustrations, animations, photographs and interactive illustrations as required.

We use our 6 stage through life system of ‘intelligent authoring’ covering Definition, Authoring, illustration, Compilation, Delivery and Maintenance; this prevents misinterpretation and eliminates ambiguous information for the effective and efficient generation and maintenance of technical publications. BMT ensures that the information contained in documentation is accurate, concise, consistent, unambiguous and complete.

CDS Defence Support is an award winning technical consultancy providing high quality, innovative services to clients in the global Defence sector. With over 50 years of experience and an absolute commitment to quality the company has a well-deserved reputation for providing its clients with complete peace of mind.

We work directly with the UK MoD to ensure the safe and effective use of its equipment portfolio and also help to shape the development of future leadership in the armed forces via our training and education services.

Our comprehensive range of services includes Technical

Documentation, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS), Training, Safety

Management, Information Assurance (IA) and Programme


Operating from government-approved secure premises, our team of ex-military engineers is experienced at meeting tough deadlines on urgent operational requirements as well as long-term projects.

We pride ourselves on working effectively with our defence sector partners to ensure the best possible solution for military end users. We embrace the Whole Force Approach and are delighted to be signatories to the Armed Forces Covenant and recipients of the Defence Employers Recognition Silver Award for our support to Armed Forces reservists in the company.

CDS DS is conversant with all recognised military and commercial standards.

As one of the world’s top software companies, Corel offers some of the industry’s most respected and well-known brands, including CorelDRAW, Parallels®, MindManager®, ClearSlide®, Pinnacle™, and WinZip®. Across our entire portfolio, Corel’s award-winning products give today’s knowledge workers the tools they need to achieve new levels of creativity, productivity, and success.

Our services cover engineering, technical documentation, embedded systems and IoT solutions. Our customers are the world’s leading companies in the manufacturing industry. Our services are geared to improve the competitiveness of our customers’ products and engineering processes throughout the product life cycle. The results of Etteplan’s innovative engineering can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday products.

Sonovision Ltd provides Technical Publications, Computer Based Training, Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), Graphic Design, Animation, Marketing and Translation Services to the Defence (Land, Sea and Air), Aerospace, Energy (Nuclear, Oil and Gas), Marine, Commercial Engineering, Electronics and Consumer Product industries.

Sonovision Ltd have the proven ability in the preparation of a full range of Technical Publications, from complete system manuals to individual handbooks for both large and small projects. All phases of the production life-cycle, from source data analysis through to preparation and delivery are expertly handled. Our in-house technical writers/authors and illustrators combine to provide industry specific expertise to develop any type of printed or online documentation, including but not limited to:

• Data Modules (S1000D)
• Army Equipment Support Publications (AESP)
• Aircraft Publications (AP)
• Book of Reference (BR)
• Aircraft Maintenance Manuals (AMM)
• Rotorcraft Maintenance Manuals (RMM)
• Structural Repair Manuals (SRM)
• Component Maintenance Manuals (CMM)
• Illustrated Parts Catalogues (IPC)
• Service Bulletins (SB)
• Aircraft Schematic Drawings (ASD)
• Flight Manuals (FM)
• Computer Based Training (CBT)

For 70 years, O’Neil & Associates (ONEIL) has specialized in creating product support documentation to serve the aerospace, military, and industrial markets. Our clients often depend on us to enhance their processes; infuse new technology; or create entirely new product information support systems, eLearning tools, and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETMs). Each year, we produce tens of thousands of graphics, animations, models, and diagrams. Our clients depend on us to:

  • Author support materials that take advantage of new technologies
  • Create a cost-effective IETM
  • Develop eLearning tools and programs
  • Comply with S1000D™ standards
  • Create database-driven authoring systems for serial-number-specific manuals

The latter involves implementing a content management system to output a technical manual covering a user’s particular serial-numbered piece of equipment, instead of a range of models. These custom manuals can be provided in 40 different languages and preprinted and shipped with the product. Often, the manuals are delivered via the web.

We serve customers worldwide from our corporate headquarters located in Miamisburg, Ohio (just south of Dayton), and several other locations around the world. We offer our customers an excellent source of capacity, expertise, technology, and quality.

GPSL provides, develops and delivers applications and software to solve complex business challenges in various environments.

As a global PTC channel and service partner, we provide implementation, custom configuration and integration services for customers across most industry sectors.

Our team includes some of the most experienced leaders, project specialists and developers in the world. Whether you are looking to address your product development challenges, expand your CAD capabilities, manage your product content from concept to service, or automate your content publishing environment, we simply find the best route to the right solution.

The technology we install or customized solution we develop is tailored to you. The journey is different, but the end result is the same: a solution that works.


JANA is a technical documentation services company with over 45 years of experience in providing best-in-class technical data authoring and management services. Our service and software solutions are employed by several of the world’s largest and most successful companies.

JANA’s core business is the authoring, illustrating, publishing and delivery of technical publications. We have experience working with all of the relevant specifications and requirements, including ATA 100, ATA iSpec2200, S1000D, S2000M, MIL-Spec, Simplified Technical English (STE), DITA, XML and many others.

As industries, trends and methods continue to evolve, JANA stands firm in the belief that the basic requirements for a successful data management strategy – reliable, scalable services supported by well-established, repeatable processes – have not changed. JANA’s clients will always be able to rely on the quality of our people and the quality of our processes to provide the right solutions, right now.

Lionbridge International operates as an integrated content development, translation and training solutions organisation within the Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. group of companies that provides a comprehensive range of technical documentation, language translation, ILS, design drafting and training/learning services.

For over 40 years, Lionbridge has provided technical documentation services to leading companies in the Aerospace, Defence, Marine, IT/Telecoms, Transportation, Energy & Power, and Automotive industries. We possess the expertise and dedication to customer service required to provide exemplary technical illustration and documentation, content development, engineering and data services. Our content development teams comprise of over 1,000 highly skilled technical authors, technical illustrators, engineers, data analysts, and data coordinators. These technical resources are located around the globe, including European locations in the UK (Derby, Coventry and Bristol), Poland, Finland, and France as well as international locations in the US and India.

The Raytheon EAGLE team has produced logistics support software for over two decades. The EAGLE Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) toolkit is used by thousands of analysts around the world to develop logistics data to the following specifications; MIL-STD-1388-2B, ASD S3000L, DEF-STN-0060 and GEIA-0007.

EAGLE Publishing System is an authoring tool and common source database (CSDB) used to produce and manage ASD S1000D data for interactive electronic technical manuals. EPS is fast, powerful, intuitive and robust and incorporates features for program management and data development, on time at minimal cost. Easy to use productivity tools include an integrated editor with a real-time preview. Data modules can be linked to EAGLE LSAR records to populate procedural, fault, maintenance schedules and illustrated parts technical data directly from engineering data. Authoring changes made in EPS flow back to the LSAR. Authors can preview the data with a choice of integrated IETM viewers.

EAGLE Web can give customers review access to the LSAR and technical publications data with commenting capabilities using nothing more than a browser. The EAGLE Maintenance Management Information System (MMIS) is a thin-client tool used to support fielded systems with asset tracking, configuration management, FRACAS, work-flow and more.

Having worked and supported organisations worldwide adopt complex standards and specifications, identify correct and appropriate software and service solutions – TDW is about the right fit for the task at hand.

Our interest does not lie in finders fees, commissions or other incentives to persuade you to invest in one solution over another, our interest is maintaining our reputation as the only, global, independent organisation that will help you achieve your technical data objectives and needs.

From identifying a small piece of software to the adoption of global processes and practices, TDW is the perfect partner to get your on the right track, arming you with the right questions and the right pitfalls to avoid.

Rheinmetall Technical Publications UK (RTP) LTD is a 100% subsidiary of RTP GmbH, part of Rheinmetall AG.

RTP are based in Bristol and provide Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), Technical Documentation and Training Solutions. RTP have been providing these services for 40 years to both the defence and commercial sectors.


  • ILS Service for military and civil systems and equipment
  • Safety Case
  • System development support based on reliability and maintainability studies.
  • Life Cycle Cost (LCC) calculation

Technical Documentation:

RTP offers its customers vast experience in both the military and civil domains. Its authors, engineers and specialists operate in a military and civil environment, allowing an interdisciplinary approach to Land, Sea and Airforce programs.

With over 300 staff, operating in an international environment, together with additional low cost off-shore production facilities, customers can benefit from the company’s specialist knowledge in multinational programs.

Training Solutions:

RTP is capable of developing and delivering:

  • Analysis of Training Needs (TNA to JSP822 if required)
  • Generation of Training Material to DSAT quality standards:
    • e-Learning Material
    • Electronic Technical Documentation
    • Modeling & Simulation
    • Computer/Web Based Training (CBT/WBT)
    • CAI for Classrooms
    • Learning Management Systems (LMS/LCMS)
  • Provision of Training personnel
  • SCORM Compliant

SDL is the global leader and innovator in content management and language solutions. For over 25 years, SDL has helped companies communicate with confidence and deliver transformative business results. The SDL Government, Aerospace & Defence group delivers the Contenta Publishing Suite to some of the largest and most demanding aerospace and defence companies and military agencies around the globe, enabling them to successfully develop, manage, translate and publish technical materials using rigorous aerospace and defence standards such as S1000D – while reducing costs, complexity and schedules. We support companies just like yours to manage millions of pages of complex technical documents and deliver critical information across the globe so that maintenance professionals can meet mission objectives, reduce mean time to repair (MTTR), and keep assets mission ready. Contact us to understand why we are the enterprise content management standard for several of the largest military agencies in the world.

WebX systems develops and supplies a range of high-end software products for the defence and aerospace industries. WebX’s flagship products include UltraCSDB™, UltraXML™, UltraAuthor™, UltraPortal™ and UltraIETP™ address the needs of high-end global TechPubs users. WebX’s years of experience in developing and supplying content lifecycle management solutions to the industry allows it to provide quality project management and consulting services.

From identifying a small piece of software to the adoption of global processes and practices, TDW is the perfect partner to get your on the right track, arming you with the right questions and the right pitfalls to avoid.

Specialist of content and editorial engineering, 4D CONCEPT designs and provides turnkey or fully specific solutions dedicated to the production, edition, publishing, archiving of cross-media digital content or technical documentation. 4D CONCEPT deploys its expertise in aeronautics, ground transportation, defense, space and press industries.

4D CONCEPT edits ADAM Suite, a fully complete software suite made for S1000D and S2000M technical documentation management. As an expert in ASD and ATA documentation standards, 4D CONCEPT also provides professional trainings in S1000D, S2000M and ATA2300.