Specification ASD-STE European Community Trade Mark No. International specification for the preparation of maintenance documentation. ASD Simplified Technical English (ASD-STE), formerly known as AECMA Simplified English, is an international specification for writing. The STE specification was first released in as the AECMA Simplified English This issue of the ASD-STE specification is dedicated to Dave L. Shaw.

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Today, the success of STE is such that other industries want to use it beyond its intended purpose of maintenance documentation and outside the Aerospace and Defence domains.

It also contains a dictionary of approx. Interest in STE has also increased dramatically in the areas of language services, professional translation and interpreting, as well as in the academic world. So STE does not allow do not go close to the landing gearbut it does allow do not go near the landing gear. This standard is released every 3 years. Our customised STE training solutions that range from one to three training days will help you expand your knowledge of the fundamental principles of documentation managementas well as highlight the importance of Simplified Technical English writing rules and terminology management to help you capitalise on your existing legacy documentation and translation memory databases.

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Although Simplified Technical English originates from the aerospace and defence industries, it can easily be customised specificqtion applied to any other industry, including machinery, automotive, electronics, IT and medical equipment. In general, there is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word.

The verb can express close a door or close a circuitbut cannot be used in other senses for example to close the meeting or to close a business. Complex technical instructions can be misunderstood and misunderstandings can lead to accidents.


The linguistic-based checker uses a sophisticated rule English grammar and parser, which is augmented with special functions that check for violations of the Simplified English standard. It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry.

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These words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition. Many readers have limited knowledge of English, and are easily confused by complex sentence structures and by the number of meanings and synonyms which English words can have. STE helps to make technical documentation easy to understand by standardising vocabularygrammar and stylewhile letting users control their specific terminology.

Although the STE structure is stable and consolidated, the language has to be kept in line with the technology evolution and amended on the basis of the continuous and important feedback received from the users. In addition to the specified general vocabulary, STE accepts the use of company-specific or project-oriented technical words referred to in STE as Technical Names and Technical Verbsproviding that they fit into one of the categories listed in the Specification.

STE was developed to help the readers of English-language documentation understand what they read, particularly when these readers are non-native English speakers. The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised.

STE is mandated by several commercial and military specifications that control the style and content of maintenance documentation, most notably ASD SD. Control of additional specific vocabularies is, of course, the responsibility of the companies or the projects themselves. The words were chosen for their simplicity and ease of recognition.

Simplified Technical English

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Grammar rules for instance, promote the use of the active voice and simple present tense to clearly identify the doer of a particular action so as to avoid miscommunication and ambiguous translations during the localisation process.


However, it is often not the native language of the readers or even of the authors of such documentation. STE makes technical texts easy to understand by all readers and can be regarded as an important and valuable resource for technical writing to simplify the correct understanding of the maintenance instructions by the operators, remove linguistic barriers and reduce Human Factors risks. Complex sentence structure and the large number of meanings and zte100 that many English words have can cause confusion.

Academic Word List Inafter an investigation into the different types of controlled languages that existed in other industries, the AECMA decided to produce its own controlled English. The Writing Rules epecification specify restrictions on grammar and style usage.

The Writing Rules differentiate between two types of topics: The results confirmed that specifidation simplified language was necessary. The key factor for the creation of a controlled and simplified form of English was essentially a request from the customers i.

ASD-STE – Simplified Technical English for Aerospace and Defense

Text written in Simplified Technical English shows improved readability and translatability. Simplified Technical English is based on standardised terminology and simple grammar rules. In the absence of third-party endorsement or published scientific studies, such claims should be considered unconfirmed.

It includes a set of approximately 66 technical writing rules and a basic general vocabulary dictionary of approximately approved words for writing technical documentation.