ICE - Adacel's Intelligent Communications Environment

ICE: An aviation phraseology training for air traffic controllers

Adacel’s Intelligent Communications Environment (ICE) is an aviation phraseology training tool for air traffic controllers and pilots. This easy-to-use application features an accent-tolerant speech recognition to optimize training of English and non-native-English-speaking students. With ICE, students of all backgrounds can gain comprehensive knowledge to correctly apply aviation phraseology to their day-to-day operations. The system supports FAA or ICAO standard phraseology and includes an open-source, AICC-compliant Learning Management System (LMS). It can also be integrated with an existing LMS. Editing tools help tailor interactive exercises based on your local landmarks. The tool also allows you to add teaching points and questions to complement your curriculum. You can also use audio recordings to improve your students’ listening skills, which is just as important as proper communication.


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ICE case study

In July 2018, the Civil Aviation University of China acquired ICE licenses for its ATC students and by July 2019, 500 students used this training tool. Upon conducting a brief survey with its students, the school released the following findings to Adacel:

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ICE uses Adacel’s accent-tolerant speech recognition technology and air traffic expertise to generate an immersive, dynamic learning environment. The ability to customize these lessons is priceless to any organization. Students interact with the systems in scenarios that create context for phraseology and develop proficiency, ready to be employed in the air and on the ground. They gain a much stronger understanding of the terminology and how to correctly use it in real-world situations. It is as simple as speak, watch, and learn. Contact us to learn more - we look forward to connecting with you and learning more about your training needs.

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ICE - accent-tolerant speech recognition technology