Interested in Joining LOTAR?
As an Industrial User Company
If your company is interested in joining the LOTAR project to share your requirements and to contribute to the development of the standard, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Be an Industrial User Company
- Note: The LOTAR project is not strictly limited to Aerospace industry. However, the EN/NAS 9300 series of standards are primarily targeting EASA and FAA requirements, and are published by the Aerospace industry associations. If the Aerospace-driven requirements documented in the LOTAR standards apply to your industry branch as well, you are more than welcome to join.
- Be a Member of one of the five Hosting Organizations (ASD; AIA; PDES, Inc.; prostep ivip).
- Contribute to the overall project budget by paying an annual fee
- Depending on the location of your company, you may add either to the Americas budget or the European budget.
- The project budget is used to contract service providers for administrative work securing the goals of the project, as well as for supporting interoperability forums and pilot activities validating the requirements documented in the LOTAR standards.
- Actively participate in the project, i.e.,
As a Service or Solution Provider
If your company is interested in bringing your expertise to the table, or want to support LOTAR requirements in your software products, you need to meet the following criteria:
- Have proven expertise or a working solution that is relevant in the scope of the LOTAR Workgroups.
- Be a member of one of the three membership associations (AFNeT; PDES, Inc.; prostep ivip).
- Be an active member of the applicable Interoperability Forum(s) for the domain(s) you support:
- For “3D Mechanical CAD with PMI” as well as “Composites”: the CAx Interoperability Forum*
- For “PDM”, the PDM Interoperability Forum*
- For “Electrical”, the EWIS Interoperability Forum*
- For “Engineering Analysis and Simulation”, the CAE Interoperability Forum* **
- For “Model-Based Systems Engineering”, an Interoperability Forum is currently being discussed.
- Being an active member means:
- Participate in the testing activities by providing test data, results, and feedback to other participants.
- Attend the respective forum’s meetings and conference calls.
*: organized under the umbrella of the MBx Interoperability Forum, which is jointly hosted by AFNeT, PDES, Inc., and prostep ivip.
**: currently on hold