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Overview
The ATA Spec 2000 specification has evolved over time, to maintain its relevance to current business practices in the aviation industry. Its value is derived from the fact that it defines data components, transactions and business guidelines in several business domains that require EDI and XML-based exchange. This includes spares procurement, repair/overhaul administration and warranty claims processing.

In the past decade, the traditional Spec 2000 format has been adapted to other EDI standards such as ANSI-X12 and UN/EDIFACT; all three EDI standards are in use today. In the 21st century, the fast-changing technical demands of conducting business over the Internet now require further adaptation to XML-based information architecture. To meet these needs, XML representations for many of the Spec 2000 e-commerce transactions have already been written and published. Short for eXtensible Markup Language, XML has quickly become the world's most widely accepted format for conducting e-commerce over the Internet. Development of these XML standards will extend the reach of Spec 2000 to allow trading partners to exchange information and conduct e-business over the Internet. In addition, it provides for the development of translation services that will link all trading partners, regardless of their preferred standard (i.e., Spec 2000, X12, EDIFACT or XML).


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