About the Video

Translating for the Aviation Industry

By its very nature, aviation is an international business, and therefore, there are many translation opportunities in this field. English is the lingua franca for this area and so many translations are towards this target language. Aeronautics and aviation in general is a very specialized area with quite standardized terminology. It is important to understand the basics of aeronautics and aeronautical operations, whether it be a knowledge of aircraft structures and their uses or of pilot and flight crew operations. For this, it helps if you have a basic interest in flying an aircraft in general. Fortunately, there are many people who do and there is an amazing amount of information on the Internet placed there by enthusiasts, and this can be a good source of terminology.

In this webinar, guidance is given on how to source terminology, how to put yourself into the context of the translation and how to avoid costly and embarrassing errors. A range of subjects will be dealt with, including technical specifications, flight operations, and air traffic control. At the same time, it is a very specialized field with quite standardized terminology. If you like flying and have a fascination with aircraft, then this could be a very interesting area for you to work in.


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Dr Brian Mitchell


1 hour

Who should watch it?

Both new and established translators interested in aviation industry and technical translation.

What are the benefits to you?

This video will increase your knowledge of aviation concepts from the point of view of translation.

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  1. Lucy Brooks

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    Good overview of working in this field. Well worth viewing.