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CONFERENCE:  ERAU DAYTONA BEACH 2018

Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

9-11 May, 2018
ERAU Daytona Beach – Florida, USA

ICAEA is pleased to announce our next event, a 2.5 day conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach Campus in Florida, USA. This event will look at aspects of communication that include and go beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs).

Although the ICAO LPRs have been implemented globally, their incorporation into effective aviation English testing and training programmes remains a challenge for airlines, ANSPs, FTOs and licensing authorities. They also do not address the wider language and communications needs of pilots, ATCOs, trainees and other aviation professions.

This conference will look beyond the ICAO LPRs to:

  • explore the role of language and cultural awareness as human factors that impact aviation safety,
  • consider the communication needs of other aviation professions, including maintenance staff and cabin crew,
  • review best practices and developments in language training and testing in a range of aviation contexts, including flight schools.

Following the success of ICAEA’s previous two practical events, this conference will be extended to 2.5 days, and will include Plenary Presentations, interactive Workshops, Q&A Panels, networking and social opportunities.

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CONFERENCE:  ERAU DAYTONA BEACH 2018

Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

9-11 May, 2018
ERAU Daytona Beach – Florida, USA

ICAEA is pleased to announce our next event, a 2.5 day conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its Daytona Beach Campus in Florida, USA. This event will look at aspects of communication that include and go beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs).

Although the ICAO LPRs have been implemented globally, their incorporation into effective aviation English testing and training programmes remains a challenge for airlines, ANSPs, FTOs and licensing authorities. They also do not address the wider language and communications needs of pilots, ATCOs, trainees and other aviation professions.

This conference will look beyond the ICAO LPRs to:

  • explore the role of language and cultural awareness as human factors that impact aviation safety,
  • consider the communication needs of other aviation professions, including maintenance staff and cabin crew,
  • review best practices and developments in language training and testing in a range of aviation contexts, including flight schools.

Following the success of ICAEA’s previous two practical events, this conference will be extended to 2.5 days, and will include Plenary Presentations, interactive Workshops, Q&A Panels, networking and social opportunities.

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WORKSHOP:  DUBROVNIK 2017

The ICAO LPRs – 10 years on:  Progress or Pain?

An exploration of what has and hasn’t worked since the introduction of the ICAO LPRs

24-25 April, 2017
Hotel Neptun – Dubrovnik, Croatia

ICAEA held an intense 2-day workshop in Dubrovnik, organised in cooperation with Croatia’s ANSP – Croatia Control Ltd. With delegates from over 35 countries, this was one of our most well-attended and thought-provoking recent events.

More than a decade after the ICAO LPRs were announced in 2005, most international pilots and controllers have now been through at least two testing cycles. In this workshop we reviewed how different approaches to LPR testing have affected:

  • language training and the effectiveness of teaching and learning,
  • regulators’, airlines’ and ANSPs’ perceptions of English language proficiency and its effect on safety,
  • individuals’ attitudes towards the use of English in their jobs,
  • the effect of the LPRs on air-ground communications.

Our thanks

ICAEA would like to express its sincere thanks to Croatia Control Ltd for their generosity in hosting the event, all the presenters and workshop leaders for opening up a range of stimulating topics, and of course, all the attendees for sharing their ideas, expertise and experience.

SEE   Presentations, Event Programme, Photos etc    (ICAEA Membership required)

WORKSHOP:  DUBROVNIK 2017

The ICAO LPRs – 10 years on:  Progress or Pain?

An exploration of what has and hasn’t worked since the introduction of the ICAO LPRs

24-25 April, 2017
Hotel Neptun – Dubrovnik, Croatia

ICAEA held an intense 2-day workshop in Dubrovnik, organised in cooperation with Croatia’s ANSP – Croatia Control Ltd. With delegates from over 35 countries, this was one of our most well-attended and thought-provoking recent events.

More than a decade after the ICAO LPRs were announced in 2005, most international pilots and controllers have now been through at least two testing cycles. In this workshop we reviewed how different approaches to LPR testing have affected:

  • language training and the effectiveness of teaching and learning,
  • regulators’, airlines’ and ANSPs’ perceptions of English language proficiency and its effect on safety,
  • individuals’ attitudes towards the use of English in their jobs,
  • the effect of the LPRs on air-ground communications.

ICAEA would like to express its sincere thanks to Croatia Control Ltd for their generosity in hosting the event, all the presenters and workshop leaders for opening up a range of stimulating topics, and of course, all the attendees for sharing their ideas, expertise and experience.

SEE   Presentations, Event Programme, Photos etc    (ICAEA Membership required)

SUPPORTING THE USE OF ENGLISH FOR AVIATION SAFETY

Our Aims

Our Activities

Who we are

Awareness
To raise awareness of the role of English in aviation safety, service quality and industry efficiency.

Events
Organise an annual program of regional forums and practical, interactive workshops.

Non-Profit
Established in Europe 1991 as a worldwide, non-partisan, non-profit association.

Best Practice
To promote best practices in ELP training and testing in all sectors of the aviation industry.

Representation
Attend industry conferences to provide input on ELP standards and recommended practices.

Board
Managed and overseen by a volunteer Board of industry and language experts.

Cooperation
To provide a non-commercial platform for the sharing of expertise, experience and news.

Projects
Support projects that harmonise accepted global standards in ELP training and testing.

Membership
350+ registered Members (operations, training, linguistics) from 75+ countries.

FUTURE EVENTS

Would your organisation like to host an ICAEA event?

Workshop:  The Azores 2016

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co-hosted by
APPLA and Azores Airlines

Forum:  Warsaw 2015

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hosted by
University of Warsaw

Forum:  Istanbul 2015

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hosted by
Turkish Aviation Academy

Workshop:  Buenos Aires 2014

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co-hosted by
ANAC and CIPE

Show your support for aviation safety by helping ICAEA promote English language standards within the industry. Contact us at:  events@icaea.aero

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