Monday, January 17, 2011

#Aviation #English Exam Looms

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English is the international language for aviation.

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).

The scramble is on for English professors to prepare pilots to meet the demand in time given the special demands of learning and practicing English for Aviation.

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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