Monday, January 17, 2011
By March 1, 2011, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires commercial pilots flying international routes to demonstrate an English language proficiency of Level 4 (operational).
Given read-back/hear-back error is the greatest threat in air safety communications, the ICAO moved to implement English language proficiency norms for pilots.
The bet is better communications will reduce human error and promote greater safety for both passengers and crew.
Note: Read more on ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements.
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