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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There were also European airlines that had to translate parts of their maintenance documentation into other languages for their local mechanics.

This standard is released every 3 years. The aerospace and defense standard started as an industry-regulated writing standard for asd-wte100 maintenance documentation, but has become mandatory for an increasing number of specifiction land vehicle, sea vehicle and weapons programs as well. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Check date values in: The Writing Rules differentiate between two types of topics: In aviation, it is mandatory to correctly understand maintenance and operation documentation to make sure that systems operate safely and correctly and to protect human lives.


Purpose and objectives of STE The international language of many industries is English, and English is the language most used for writing speccification 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. 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.


Today, the success of STE is such that other industries use it beyond its original intended purpose of aerospace maintenance documentation. In general, secification is only one word for one meaning, and one part of speech for one word. The Dictionary has sufficient words to express any technical sentence.

So STE does not allow do not go close to the landing gearbut it does allow do not go near the landing gear. This page was last edited on 13 Decemberat For other simplified forms of English, see Simple English. It is also the language of the aerospace and defense industry. Subsequently, several changes, issues and revisions were released up to the present issue.

Simplified Technical English

Inafter an investigation into the different types of controlled languages that existed in other industries, the AECMA decided to produce specificatuon own controlled English. Many readers have a limited knowledge of English.

Simplified Technical English is claimed [ by whom? In zpecification 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 speciication into one of the categories listed in the Specification.


Boeing has developed a Simplified English Checker to assist during development. 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.

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This section does not cite any sources. However, it is not often the native language of the readers of technical documentation.

Simplified Technical English – Wikipedia

How does STE work? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Dialects and accents of Modern English by continent.

HyperSTE is a plugin tool offered by Etteplan to check content for adherence to the rules and grammar of the specification. Dublin South and West Ulster.

For example, words or phrases such as overhead panelgreasepropeller asd-ste010, to reamand to specificationn are not listed in the Dictionary, but qualify as approved terms under the guidelines in Part 1, Section 1 specifically, Writing Rules 1.

Views Read Edit View history. The writing rules rule wording, explanatory texts, and examples and the dictionary have been fully revised. As a consequence, today, primary texts of maintenance manuals are mostly written in STE.