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Gestair to Distribute Climb Level 4™ Aviation English Training Software

September 7, 2010 | Pittsburgh, PA

Preparing Aviation Enterprises and Aviation Professionals in Brazil, Portugal and Angola for ICAO Level 4 English Certification

Climb Level 4, a joint product and market development initiative between Carnegie Speech, (Pittsburgh, PA, USA) and Mayflower College (Plymouth, UK), today announced that Gestair, a multinational aviation training company, will distribute Climb Level 4 software to Aviation enterprises and individual aviation professionals in Brazil, Portugal and Angola.

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.

"We are pleased that Gestair has agreed to distribute Climb Level 4 to Airlines and Flight Schools," says John Lucke, Vice President of Marketing at Carnegie Speech. Mr. Lucke adds, "Gestair has already been using Climb Level 4 to prepare pilots for the new ICAO standards, and we are confident that they will have similar success in Brazil, Portugal and Angola.

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 improves communications while reducing errors and incidents caused by poor communications between ATC's and pilots.

Developed to fit the aviation professional's schedule, Climb Level 4 features a comprehensive training curriculum in all six of the required ICAO 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 44-countries.

"We are delighted to continue offering to the airlines and aviation professionals the most innovative and effective tools and solutions, namely in the field of Aviation English where Gestair has played a major role in South Europe and Portuguese speaking countries" says Mr. Eurico de Brito, Gestair Flying Academy's MD.

Visit www.climb-level4.com for videos, sample exercises, testimonials from satisfied customers and ordering information.

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.

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.

About Gestair

Gestair Flying Academy, operating since 1979, is one of Europe's largest and most experienced pilot training schools with three (3) main bases in Spain, Portugal and Italy. So far it has trained more than 3000 pilots from the ab-initio to the type rating level for nearly 50 world airlines. Gestair Flying Academy, together with the Mayflower College, also became the main Centre of Aviation English in Portugal and has trained and tested more than 1500 pilots since 2008 according to the ICAO recommendations. It has now expanded its pilot training and Aeronautical English bases to Brazil and Angola enhancing its global reach and product and services offering. For further information visit www.gestair.com.