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This section of aviationenglish.com features a selection of articles, audio and videos to help you improve your Aviation English.
Basic Aeronautical Knowledge
Learn relevant language to prepare for flight training.
Improve your pronunciation
In this section of Learning Zone we focus on pronunciation in Aviation English.
Improve your listening comprehension
Practice listening to a wide range of authentic audio including flight instructors and air traffic control towers.
Radiotelephony
Radiotelephony is an essential part of Aviation English. If you are a beginner in aviation, you can learn basic radiotelephony with our free course. Read the articles and then try the exercises.
ICAO Test Quick Tips
Need some quick tips to help you improve your Aviation English? In this section of the website we have combined some quick tips to help you achieve success in an ICAO English test.
Grammar
In this section of Learning Zone we focus on grammar, or structure in Aviation English.
ICAO English Test Questions
In this section of Learning Zone we present some typical ICAO English Test Questions, and advice on how they should be answered.
Technical Interview Questions
Sample technical interview questions, and advice on how they could be answered.

A flight management system (FMS) is a fundamental component of a modern airliner's avionics. An FMS is a specialized computer system that automates a wide variety of in-flight tasks, reducing the workload on the flight crew to the point that modern civilian aircraft no longer carry flight engineers or navigators. A primary function is in-flight management of the flight plan. Using various sensors (such as GPS and INS often backed up by radio navigation) to determine the aircraft's position, the FMS can guide the aircraft along the flight plan. From the cockpit, the FMS is normally controlled through a Control Display Unit (CDU) which incorporates a small screen and keyboard or touchscreen. The FMS sends the flight plan for display to the Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS), Navigation Display (ND), or Multifunction Display (MFD). The FMS can be summarised as being a dual system consisting of the Flight Management Computer (FMC), CDU and a cross talk bus.

Flight Management System
Flight Management System

The modern FMS was introduced on the Boeing 767, though earlier navigation computers did exist. Now, systems similar to FMS exist on aircraft as small as the Cessna 182. In its evolution an FMS has had many different sizes, capabilities and controls. However certain characteristics are common to all FMS.

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