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Climb Level 4™ Aviation English Training Software Selected by International Air Traffic Control Agency

June 4, 2010 | Pittsburgh, PA, USA & Plymouth, UK

Azerbaijani Air Navigation Services Selects Climb Level 4 Software to Prepare its Controllers for ICAO Level 4 English Proficiency Tests

Climb Level 4, a joint product and market development initiative between Carnegie Speech, (Pittsburgh, PA) and Mayflower College (Plymouth, UK), today announced that AZANS - Azerbaijan Air Navigation Services - has selected Climb Level 4 software to prepare their air traffic controllers to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Level 4 English language requirements.

ICAO standards require that all pilots flying internationally, and all air traffic controllers providing services to international flights, have a level of spoken Aviation English known as "Operational Level 4". Climb Level 4 software integrates Carnegie Speech's technical and language training expertise with Mayflower College's knowledge of Aviation training to provide international Aviation enterprises and individuals with a comprehensive and cost-effective Aviation English training resource.

Climb Level 4 is being used by aviation enterprises, pilots and controllers in over 40-countries, and we are pleased to add AZANS to our client list," says John Lucke, Vice President - Marketing for Carnegie Speech/Climb Level 4. Mr. Lucke continues, "We developed Climb Level 4 to prepare aviation professionals for ICAO Level 4 English certification in an efficient and cost-effective manner. With a comprehensive curriculum in all ICAO English skills, personalized training path, 100% aviation content and internet accessibility, we are confident that AZANS controllers will be prepared to achieve Level 4 certification.

Closely following the recommendations made in ICAO document 9835, Climb Level 4 prepares international pilots and controllers to literally speak the same language - Aviation English - when communicating with one another. Designed to reduce enterprise risk and improve passenger safety, Climb Level 4 enables aviation professionals to reduce errors and minimize incidents caused by poor communications between controllers and pilots.

Developed to fit the aviation professional's schedule, Climb Level 4 provides aviation professionals with a comprehensive training curriculum in all ICAO Level 4 English skills, personalized training paths and interactive exercises in critical aviation-specific safety modules. Climb Level 4 is currently used by aviation enterprises, pilots and controllers in over 40-countries.

Carnegie Speech: To be understood and to understand - when it really matters!

A global leader in the development of spoken language training software, Carnegie Speech prepares enterprises and individuals to speak and understand new languages through personalized, immediate and pinpointed language analysis and instruction. Incorporating the linguistic expertise and technical innovations developed through decades of research at Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Speech maximizes the effectiveness of spoken language instruction while minimizing training time and expense. From spoken language training to facilitate commerce and enhance education, to mission-critical communications to improve safety and security, Carnegie Speech products are used by Business, Aviation, Government, Education and Health Care enterprises that depend on effective spoken language communications. Visit www.carnegiespeech.com for more information, or visit www.climb-level4.com for additional product information on Climb Level 4 as well as on-line ordering instructions. 

About Mayflower College

Mayflower College was founded in 1988 and provides English language training for international learners. Approximately 1,000 learners per year from 50+ countries attend its courses in Plymouth, UK. Mayflower College has been involved in Aviation English since 1992, providing general and aviation-specific courses to air traffic controllers and pilots. It is also the developer of the Test of English for Aviation (TEA). For additional information visit www.aviation-english.com or e-mail:  info@climb-level4.com