Thursday Thoughts – Episode #6

Thursday Thoughts and a Game Changer for technical information? In this weeks episode we look at all of the industry news from around the world of technical information, including: UTC Aerospace Systems signing new support contract with FOKER, Columbia Helicopters signing an agreement with GE Aviation.

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Cyber security is the hot topic of the week with Thales announcing further investment in their BYOE capability as well as an interesting piece on how connected (IoT) products, including aircraft, are at higher risk today than they ever have been!

Rolls-Royce appears again in this weeks Thursday Thoughts and specifically around activities in India, from engine news to AI and IoT – Rolls-Royce seem to be driving investment in this innovation area – a further mention of Rolls-Royce and Boeing investing in space engine technology – an area of investment that we are sure will only increase.

The $13.5m upgrading of facilities in Portsmouth by BAE Systems will see a drive toward AI and a connected ship and an interesting news piece from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center on all information types, including training, coming together and living in one common source database.

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Major wins for Meggitt and their braking systems division to the South Korean Air ForceSikorski and Rheinmetall appear in the news as well as the major Federal Aviation Authority ruling in the United States around maintenance information – will it be a shift change in attitude toward the rights to use technical and maintenance information?

“A huge thank you to all of you who have renewed your support for TDW over the last week as well as a warm welcome to all of you who have requested access to the FREE online TDW Magazine, your support means we can continue to deliver content like this and allows us to keep doing what we love doing!”  – Mike 

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BMT renews their support for TDW as well as SEMCON, a TDW member company, acquires a major German technical publications company! Mike says a huge thank you to all of those TD-iQ subscribers that renewed their membership in the last week as well as welcoming a host of new TDW Magazine subscribers on board, all the way from Brazil, US, Canada over to India! Make sure you request your FREE account.

“The award for quickest and furthers away booking for our conference goes to Australia! We look forward to seeing you in November!”

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TD-iQ – LIVE Lesson

Did you miss our TD-iQ Live Lesson this week on Defining an S1000D DMRL from Legacy Information? We took a 1954 paper based technical manual and worked through the processes we have developed here at Tech Data World over the years, in helping organisations create a meaningful S1000D DMRL. We looked at some of the issues you face in preparation for our next LIVE lesson “A stage further – making the S1000D data modules” – TD-iQ subscribers can watch the full recording via your TD-iQ dashboard – if you would like more information on how you can join us here at TDW go HERE

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 Questions answered this week:

  • What is ShipDex?
  • A TD-iQ subscriber opens the pandoras box and asks TDW – “is DITA better than S1000D?”
  • When will you be in Germany next and will you be opening registration for your Germany event soon?
  • How and where do you find all of this great news?

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Mike Ingledew

A trained aircraft engineer (rotorcraft), I entered in to the field of technical information writing S1000D data modules on a major European military platform.

After a series of high profile project roles and the privilege of supporting clients worldwide, I ended my 'employed' career at a subsidiary of Boeing Aircraft after I decided to leave and focus on TDW full-time.

From my time supporting clients worldwide, I could see that there was a market need for an independent organisation that could be a trusted advisory source for those needing to implement successful technical information strategies.

I am passionate about the art of technical communications and the process, software and skills needed in our market.

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