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CAAC – Civil Aviation Administration of China announces the use of Simplified Technical English

 the use of ASD-STE100 Simplified Technical English as part of an English language requirement for maintenance technicians in China.

This means that technical documentation used by aviation companies in China will need to comply with ASD-STE100, the global standard used to create clear and easy to understand technical information. This would apply to different types of technical documentation, including Pilot’s Operating Handbooks, Manufacturer’s Maintenance Data and Continuing Airworthiness Program (CAP).

ASD-STE100, the global aviation specification for writing in Simplified Technical English

English is the official language for technical publications in the aerospace and defense industries. However, end-users can get confused by complex sentence structures and by the number of different meanings and synonyms of English words. This applies to end-users who are not native English speakers, but also to native English speakers.

ASD Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE100) is an international specification for writing aerospace and defense documentation. The use of this technical writing specification is mandatory for many commercial and military projects worldwide.

For more information about ASD-STE100, please visit this page.

Etteplan offers a variety of solutions to become STE compliant, including:

  • STE writer training courses, both online and onsite
  • Dictionary building services, to help you standardize on your corporate terminology
  • HyperSTE, the leading checker software that checks your content for STE compliance
  • Resources to help you write STE compliant content through any of our offices, including in China

Check Plans & Pricing and how you can start using HyperSTE, or contact us for more information on our services and solutions.

Also read ‘Writing Simplified Technical English is easier than you think’ and ‘What counts in technical writing in 2020’.