INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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ENGLISH – THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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CONFERENCE:  ERAU DAYTONA BEACH 2018

Building on the ICAO LPRs – Communication as a Human Factor

New Perspectives on Aviation English Training and Testing

WHEN: 9 – 11 May, 2018
WHERE: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida – USA

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This conference explored issues beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) including:

  • incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing,
  • the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor,
  • considerations for future policy developments in language and communication.

ICAEA’s 2018 Conference was hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. This year’s event included Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, more informal Poster Sessions. More than 120 people from 35+ countries attended, including representatives from airlines, FTOs, ANSPs, CAAs, universities, and training and testing providers.

ICAEA would like to sincerely thank ERAU for its generous support of the event – and all the presenters and attendees for sharing their expertise and experience as our field enters a new phase of development.

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CONFERENCE:  ERAU DAYTONA BEACH 2018

Building on the ICAO LPRs – Communication as a Human Factor

New Perspectives on Aviation English Training and Testing

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

hosted by

This conference explored issues beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) including:

  • incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing,
  • the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor,
  • considerations for future policy developments in language and communication.

ICAEA’s 2018 Conference was hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. This year’s event included Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, more informal Poster Sessions. More than 120 people from 35+ countries attended, including representatives from airlines, FTOs, ANSPs, CAAs, universities, and training and testing providers.

ICAEA would like to sincerely thank ERAU for its generous support of the event – and all the presenters and attendees for sharing their expertise and experience as our field enters a new phase of development.

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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
600+ registered Members (operations, training, linguistics) from 80+ countries.

PAST EVENTS

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Workshop:  Dubrovnik 2017

hosted by
Croatia Control Ltd

Workshop:  The Azores 2016

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co-hosted by
APPLA and Azores Airlines

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

MEMBERSHIP

Join 600+ registered Members from 80+ countries worldwide

ICAEA invites aviation professionals and other industry stakeholders to join us in promoting best practices in the use, training and testing of English in civil aviation.

Member Professions

Operational Personnel

  • Pilots & ATCOs
  • Cabin Crew
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Regulators & other SMEs

ELP Professionals

  • Researchers
  • Test & Materials Developers
  • Examiners, Raters & Trainers
  • Training Managers

ICAEA Membership is

PAST EVENTS

Would your organisation like to host an ICAEA event?

Workshop:  Dubrovnik 2017

hosted by
Croatia Control Ltd

Workshop:  The Azores 2016

host_azores

co-hosted by
APPLA and Azores Airlines

Forum:  Istanbul 2015

host_istanbul

hosted by
Turkish Aviation Academy

Workshop:  Buenos Aires 2014

host_buenosaires

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

MEMBERSHIP

Join 600+ registered Members from 80+ countries worldwide

ICAEA invites aviation professionals and other industry stakeholders to join us in promoting best practices in the use, training and testing of English in civil aviation.

Member Professions

Operational Personnel

  • Pilots & ATCOs
  • Cabin Crew
  • Maintenance Personnel
  • Regulators & other SMEs

ELP Professionals

  • Researchers
  • Test & Materials Developers
  • Examiners, Raters & Trainers
  • Training Managers

ICAEA Membership is

INTERNATIONAL CIVIL AVIATION ENGLISH ASSOCIATION

ENGLISH
THE LANGUAGE OF THE SKIES

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FEATURED

Building on the ICAO LPRs – Communication as a Human Factor

New Perspectives on Aviation English Training and Testing

9-11 May, 2018
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach, Florida – USA

This conference explored issues beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) including:

•  incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing,

•  the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor,

•  considerations for future policy developments in language and communication.

hosted by

ICAEA’s 2018 Conference was hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida. This year’s event included Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, more informal Poster Sessions.

More than 120 people from 35+ countries attended the 2018 Conference, including representatives from airlines, FTOs, ANSPs, CAAs, universities, and training and testing providers.

ICAEA would like to sincerely thank ERAU for its generous support of the event – and all the presenters and attendees for sharing their expertise and experience as our field enters a new phase of development.

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The ANAC-ICEA Commemorative Symposium: 10 years of Aviation English Proficiency Requirements in Brazil was held at the Airspace Control Institute (ICEA), São José dos Campos (Sao Paulo, Brazil) on 27-28 September 2017.

The event was organised in partnership by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), responsible for assessing Brazilian pilots, and ICEA, which conducts training and assessment for Brazilian air traffic controllers. There were 130 participants, including ANAC and ICEA staff, language proficiency examiners, air traffic controllers, pilots, aviation English teachers, airline managers and directors, and administrative personnel from other accredited entities and associations.

Attendees at ANAC-ICEA Commemorative Symposium

During the event, the 4th Aviation English Studies Group Seminar (GEIA) was also held, which included presentations on Aviation English from an academic perspective – such as the development of a glossary for radiotelephony communications, and reflections on pronunciation activities in aviation English textbooks, particularly focuisng on the needs of speakers of Brazilian Portuguese. Also included in the GEIA programme, were three interactive workshops delivered at the ICAEA International Workshop in Dubrovnik, Croatia (April, 2017).

Attendees at the Symposium were also able to visit facilities at ICEA such as the simulation labs and 3D Tower, and learn more about how air traffic controllers are trained.

Dr. Patricia Tosqui-Lucks and Angela Garcia
ICAEA Research Group Members

READ  more at the ANAC website

READ  more at the ICEA website

Subsequent to the draft document and invitation for comments in early 2017, the FAA has published Advisory Circular AC 60-28B. The document provides guidance on the FAA’s Aviation English Language Standards (AELS) that apply to personnel holding or training for an FAA certificate.

Advisory Circular AC 60-28B

“This Advisory Circular (AC) introduces the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation English Language Standard (AELS) and provides guidance to applicants, airmen, training organizations, Designated Examiners (DE), and flight and ground instructors on how to determine that an applicant for an FAA certificate or a person holding an FAA certificate meets the FAA AELS. AELS will be evaluated before acceptance of a student pilot application or issuance of a student solo endorsement, recommendation or examination of an applicant for an FAA pilot certificate or additional aircraft rating, and whenever any individual is tested or checked as required by the Administrator under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR).”

from the Management Summary of AC 60-28B – FAA English Language Standard for an FAA Certificate Issued Under 14 CFR Parts 61, 63, 65, and 107 – June 2017

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the complete document at FAA website

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 a highly successful 2-day workshop in Dubrovnik, organised in collaboration with Croatia Control Ltd – Croatia’s ANSP. With delegates from over 35 countries, this was our most well-attended recent event.

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.

Based on feedback from our Workshop in the Azores in 2016, this event included Presentations and interactive Workshops led by expert guest speakers, Q&A Panels for follow-up discussion, and networking and social opportunities.

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 thought-provoking topics, and of course, all the attendees for sharing their ideas, expertise and experience.

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Aviation English Research Project – Data Analysis Findings and Best Practice Recommendations

“This independent report, commissioned by the UK CAA, investigates pilot / air traffic controller communication issues as evidenced by Mandatory Occurrence Reports (MOR), and proposes best practices to reduce miscommunication affected by substandard International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) language proficiency.

The key problems identified by this investigation are:

1. Readback-hearback errors (by both UK and non-UK pilots and controllers);

2. Call sign confusion (by both UK and non-UK pilots and controllers);

3. Language proficiency below ICAO minimum standard (non-UK pilots and controllers);

4. Situational awareness reduced due to multilingual radiotelephony (RT), multiple language used and heard on the radio;

5. Non-standard phraseology use (by both native and non-native English speakers);

6. Grounds to suspect cheating on aviation English exams;

7. Grounds to suspect that some non-native English speakers are not being tested, but instead are granted ICAO Level 4 certificates on ‘sweetheart’ deals (handshakes, via friends, etc.);

8. ICAO levels of language proficiency, especially Level 4, are not robust enough to ensure appropriately clear pilot / controller communication;

9. Poor MOR / language-related reporting culture and underreporting of language proficiency issues by UK pilots and controllers.”

from the Management Summary – Aviation English Research Project, UK CAA CAP1375 – March 2017

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the full report at UK CAA website

ICAEA Workshop: Dubrovnik, Croatia – 2017

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ABOUT ICAEA

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-Profit
ICAEA was established in Europe 1991 as a worldwide, non-partisan, non-profit association.

Board
ICAEA is managed and overseen by a volunteer Board of industry and language experts.

Membership
ICAEA has 600+ registered Members (operations, training, linguistics) from 80+ countries.

ICAEA 17th Forum: Istanbul, Turkey – 2015

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