Avantext of Conshohocken, Pa., is offering a digital documentation system called TechPubs to provide technical information to the maintenance technician in a flexible, easy-to-use format. “Many maintenance professionals still use microfiche and paper manuals and parts books as their sources of information.
Electronic design automation
Will Europe ever get its defense procurement and research act together? The European Defence Agency (EDA), formed in Brussels last year to help create an open, competitive and transparent market, is a top-level initiative of the European Union, with a steering board comprised of 24 EU defense ministers. But, acknowledged EDA chief executive Nick Whitney: “There’s too much duplication.”