Why LOTAR?


Hosting Organizations

AIA Logo

The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) represents the US’ leading manufacturers and suppliers of civil, military, and business aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, space systems, aircraft engines, missiles, materiel, and related components, equipment, services, and information technology.

AIA establishes industry goals and strategies, achieving consensus among its members and US and global stakeholders and implementing solutions to industry-wide issues related to US and homeland security, civil aviation, and space.

AIA develops and publishes NAS standards in cooperation with its member companies.

In the context of the LOTAR project, AIA is responsible for:

  • Publishing and distributing its harmonized standard at the regional level.
  • After publication on this regional level, AIA shall jointly with ASD-STAN introduce the harmonized standards into the ISO TC20 process for global recognition as a single document.
  • Holding copyright to NAS 9300.
  • AIA has the right to sell and distribute NAS 9300 throughout the world.
  • Development of the harmonized standards and revisions to them shall be coordinated, simultaneously balloted, and made only with the documented agreement of ASD-STAN.
  • Where feasible, the AIA and ASD-STAN committees responsible for the development and maintenance of the documents shall have joint meetings during development of the harmonized standards and when revisions to the documents are to be considered.
  • The process of validation and formal approval of the U.S. ballots.
  • The harmonization with ASD-STAN for LOTAR.
  • The publication of the resulting standards into NAS standards.
  • The promotion of the standards.

ASD-Stan Logo

ASD-STAN is the European industrial organization entitled by CEN, the European Standards Committee implemented by the European Commission, as sole provider of European Aerospace Standards. Based upon the principles of openness, transparency and consensus, ASD-STAN develops and publishes prEN standards which subsequently, in cooperation with CEN and its 30 member states community, are transformed into EN standards. Whilst prEN standards as valid technical documents are owned, published and sold by ASD-STAN, EN standards are published through the national standards organizations of the CEN member states. The intellectual property rights however remain with ASD-STAN.

The Standards developed between the AIA and ASD-STAN will be published under two different standards organizations using different prefixes.  ASD-STAN will publish the standard under the number EN9300–xxx.  AIA will publish the standard under the number NAS9300–xxx. The content in the EN9300 and NAS9300 documents will be the same.  The differences will be noted in the reference documentation (i.e. for EN9300 Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing will be referenced in ISO 1101 and ISO 16792, and for NAS9300 the same information will be referenced in ASME Y14.5M and Y 14.41). The document formatting etc. will follow that of the respective editorial rules of ASD-STAN and AIA.

In the context of the LOTAR project, ASD-STAN is responsible for:

  • Publishing and distributing its harmonized standard at the regional level.
  • After publication on this regional level, ASD-STAN shall jointly with AIA introduce the harmonized standards into the ISO TC20 process for global recognition as a single document.
  • Holding copyright to EN 9300.
  • ASD-STAN has the right to sell and distribute EN 9300 throughout the world.
  • Development of the harmonized standards and revisions to them shall be coordinated, simultaneously balloted, and made only with the documented agreement of AIA.
  • Where feasible the ASD-STAN and AIA committees responsible for the development and maintenance of the documents shall have joint meetings during development of the harmonized standards and when revisions to the documents are to be considered.
  • The process of validation and formal approval of the European ballots.
  • The harmonization with ASD-STAN for LOTAR.
  • The publication of the resulting standards into EN standards.
  • The promotion of the standards.

AFNeT Logo

The AFNeT non-profit association has operated for more than 30 years a multi-sectoral “Think Tank” articulated with a “Do Tank”, with digital transformation projects or standardization projects in many industries. These activities have led to the emergence of a network of recognized and highly skilled actors from manufacturing industry, IT, business and research companies.

Its members represent leading industrial companies, SMEs, French governmental agencies, software vendors, universities, and research organizations.

AFNeT have conducted voluntary and innovative actions in order to develop competitiveness and innovation in industry by setting up collaboration projects or programs in the industrial sectors (Aerospace & Defence, Automotive, Rail, Shipbuilding, Nuclear, Energy…) to enable the digital thread for the Extended enterprise processes like Product Lifecycle Management, Supply-Chain Management, Manufacturing, Maintenance & Operations, Integrated Logistics Support, Identification.

AFNet promotes the development, testing and the usage of a set of coherent international standards for supporting these activities, especially in the PLM and the SCM domains.

In the context of the LOTAR project, AFNeT is responsible for:

  • Contracting service providers in conjunction with prostep ivip and PDES, Inc. to support LOTAR objectives

prostep ivip Logo

The prostep ivip Association association is an international sectored community comprised of leading manufacturers and suppliers in the manufacturing industry, IT vendors, and research and science institutes. The aim of prostep ivip is to find solutions for the challenges facing the manufacturing industry as a result of networked collaboration in a worldwide development network.

The prostep ivip association remains committed to developing new approaches to end-to-end process, system and data integration for its members and providing digital support for all the phases of the product creation process.

The association has set itself the task of

  • providing optimal support for cross-enterprise and cross-domain communication and collaboration
  • making a significant contribution to optimizing the value-added chain in the product creation process,
  • driving the development of open, vendor-neutral PLM standards forward,
  • securing the participation of key global players, whose representatives are personally involved to a great extent,
  • and ensuring the interoperability and quality of software solutions for the product creation process through the development of standards

The headquarter of prostep ivip association is in Darmstadt, Germany, and was founded in October 1993 by 38 industrial companies and a number of system vendors as part of the German STEP initiative. Members of the prostep ivip association currently include almost 200 companies and organizations from 17 nations.

In the context of the LOTAR project, prostep ivip is responsible for:

  • Managing the project’s budget and the funding via membership fees for the European LOTAR membership
  • Contracting service providers in conjunction with AFNeT and PDES, Inc. to support LOTAR objectives
  • Develop and manage the LOTAR International website and provide the GlobalX collaboration webspaces.

PDES, Inc. Logo

PDES, Inc. is an international industry/government/academia consortium committed to accelerating the development and implementation of standards that enable enterprise integration and Product Lifecycle Management interoperability. Its members represent leading manufacturers, governmental agencies, software vendors, universities, and research organizations. PDES, Inc. supports the Digital Enterprise through the development and implementation of information standards to support Model-Based Definition, Model-Based Enterprise, Model-Based Manufacturing, and Model-Based Sustainment. Testing of implementations and data exchange using standards is an integral part of PDES, Inc.

In the context of the LOTAR project, PDES, Inc. is responsible for:

  • Managing the project’s budget and the funding via membership fees for the U.S. LOTAR membership
  • Contracting service providers in conjunction with AFNeT and prostep ivip to support LOTAR objectives