What is ATA iSpec 2200?

ATA iSpec 2200 was introduced in 2000 as the result of incorporating ATA Spec 100 and ATA Spec 2100 into ATA iSpec 2200 and currently maintained by Airlines for America (formerly ATA).


ATA iSpec 2200 is a global aviation industry standard for the content, structure, and electronic exchange of aircraft engineering and maintenance information. It consists of a suite of data specifications pertaining to maintenance requirements and procedures and aircraft configuration control.

The objective of iSpec 2200 is to minimize cost and effort expended by operators and manufacturers, improve information quality and timeliness, and facilitate manufacturers' delivery of data that meets airline operational needs. Recognizing the synergies between ATA Spec 100 and Spec 2100, the industry developed this consolidated specification for guidance in preparing technical documentation in support of aircraft maintenance. It includes the industry-wide standard for numbering aircraft systems, as well as content and electronic formatting specifications for technical documents, regardless of delivery medium.


    ATA iSpec 2200 provides the following Document Type Definitions (DTDs):


  • Aircraft Maintenance Manual (AMM)

  • Aircraft Illustrated Parts Catalog

  • Component Maintenance Manual

  • Consumable Products Manu

  • Engine Illustrated Parts Catalog

  • Engine (Shop) Manual

  • Fault Reporting Manual

  • Flight Crew Operations Manual

  • Master Minimum Equipment List

  • Maintenance Planning Document

  • ATA MSG-3

  • ATA Service Bulletin

  • ATA Service Bulletin Index

  • Structural Repair Manual

  • System Description Section

  • Tool and Equipment Manuals

  • Wiring Manual