Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

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

hosted by

ICAEA will hold its next event, a 2.5 day conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida – USA.

This conference will look beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) to:

  • the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor,
  • the language needs of the wider aviation professions,
  • incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing.

Based on the successes of ICAEA’s recent practical events, this conference will include Plenary Presentations, interactive Workshops, Poster Sessions, Q&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

Arts & Sciences Building, ERAU Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

Conference Theme

The ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements, in effect since 2008, address speaking and listening requirements for pilot and air traffic controller communications. Although the ICAO LPRs have been implemented globally, their incorporation into effective aviation English testing and training programmes remains a challenge for airlines, air navigation service providers, flight training organisations and licencing authorities.

While the ICAO LPRs specifically relate to language proficiency for air-ground communications between pilots and controllers operating in international contexts, they do not address the wide range of language and communications needs for:

  • English proficiency and inter-cultural communication competence, where language and culture influence the effectiveness of on-board flight crew communications for threat and error management and crew resource management;
  • Inter-cultural communication competence and its role in communication as a human factor for efficient and safe communications between flight crew and ATC;
  • Accommodation skills required by native English speaking personnel when communicating with non-native English speakers;
  • Developing communication strategies to equip personnel to recognise and repair safety-critical communication breakdowns;
  • Reading proficiency among flight crew for comprehension of flight deck Quick Reference Handbooks and flight operating manuals;
  • Reading, speaking, and listening proficiency for trainee pilots and controllers for effective flight or ATC training in English;
  • Reading and writing proficiency required for effective and safe maintenance of aircraft, including comprehension of manuals and writing maintenance logs for communication with flight crew and other airline personnel;
  • Language proficiency for effective communication between dispatchers, flight crew and airline operations personnel.

Join us at this international event where we will look ahead beyond the ICAO LPRs, to consider language as a tool for communication and its role in human factors and safety across a range of aviation professions while continuing to enhance the ongoing testing and training programmes associated with the implementation of the ICAO LPRs.

ERAU Daytona Beach Campus

ERAU Flight Supervisor & Ramp at DAB

Call for Papers

ICAEA invites proposals for Presentations, Workshops, interactive Panel Presentations and Poster Sessions on issues related to the theme of the conference, based on practical experience and/or research developments in a related area.

We welcome Summary Proposals from:

  • Aviation English instructors, program managers, curriculum designers & test developers;
  • pilots and ATCOs;
  • personnel involved in the ab-initio training of pilots and ATCOs;
  • personnel working in other industry sectors (eg: cabin service, MRO etc);
  • representatives from airlines, ANSPs and regulators;
  • other practitioners involved with the ICAO LPRs, Aviation English training & testing, Human Factors, aviation operations and/or Applied Linguistics research.

Presentation Types

Different formats of presentation are included in the programme.

TYPE DESCRIPTION DURATION
Presentation Provide an overview, background, research findings etc related to a session topic 30 minutes
Workshop Deliver a practical, hands-on interactive workshop where small groups of participants work together on guided activities exploring an aspect of one or more of the session topics Introduction: 15 minutes
Workshop: 60 minutes
Panel Presentation Deliver an interactive presentation that will engage participants and other presenters with questions and discussion 40 minutes
Poster Session Introduce and answer questions related to a topic relevant to the conference topics during Programme Breaks

Session Topics

Summary Proposals should be based on the Session Topics of the conference.

SESSION 1: The role of communication in human factors
SESSION 2: Tools and strategies to improve language for communication as a human factors issue
SESSION 3: Best practices in Aviation English training and testing
SESSION 4: The communication needs of other aviation professions and the role of other skills
SESSION 5: What’s next for the ICAO LPRs?

Important Dates

Please note the deadlines for submission of Summary Proposals, Papers and Materials.

Submission of Summary Proposals: 17 November, 2017
Notification of Selected Proposals: 28 January, 2018
Submission of Papers: 2 April, 2018
Finalisation of Presenters and Programme: 30 April, 2018
Submission of Materials: 30 April, 2018

Attendance Fees for Presenters

Solo Presenters & Workshop Leaders: no Attendance Fee
Co-Presenters & Workshop Leaders: one Attendance Fee is waived
Poster Session Presenters: 20% discount to Attendance Fee is offered

Submission Requirements & Deadlines

Deadline for Summary Proposals: 17 November, 2017

For further guidance, requirements and the submission schedule, download the Call for Papers

DOWNLOAD   Call for Papers:  ICAEA Conference 2018 (1.1 MB)

Programme & Flyer

Based on the success of ICAEA’s recent events, the 2018 Conference will be extended to 2.5 days, and will include Plenary Presentations, hands-on Workshops, interactive Panel Presentations, more informal Poster Sessions, Q&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

SEE   Provisional Programme (1.2 MB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – ENGLISH (650 kB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – SPANISH (650 kB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – PORTUGUESE (Brazil) (650 kB)

Conference Venue

Name: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach Campus
Address: 600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach
Florida, USA 32114
Website: http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/

Suggested Hotel

Name: Sea Breeze Inn – Best Western
Address: 730 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach
Florida, USA 32118
Telephone: (+1) 386-255-5491
Website: http://bestwesternflorida.com/hotels/best-western-daytona-inn-seabreeze-oceanfront

Special Room Rate

The Best Western Sea Breeze Inn is offering the following special rate to Conference Attendees for ‘2 Queen Bed’ rooms.

USD 89.00 per night + 12.5% tax

The rate includes:

  • breakfast
  • free wifi access
  • resort & parking fees
  • maximum room occupancy = 4 people

Reservation Instructions

If you wish to reserve a room at this special rate, then:

1. go to Best Western Reservations Website

HOTEL WEBSITE

2. confirm Check-in/out Dates & Room Occupancy

  • default check-in date = 8 May, check-out date = 12 May
  • default room occupancy = 1 adult
3. select Room Type

  • 2 Queen Beds: Ocean Front or City View (subject to availability)
4. complete Guest & Billing Information

  • your credit card is used to guarantee your reservation, payment is made on check-in
  • the hotel offers a 72-hour cancellation policy, refer to the hotel’s website for full Terms & Conditions of booking
5. “Make Reservation”

Sea Breeze Inn – Best Western, Daytona Beach

2 Queens Beds Room (Ocean Front), Sea Breeze Inn

Other Information

  • Airport Transfer Suggestions
  • Other Practical Information
  • An Introduction to Daytona Beach and Florida

COMING SOON

ATTENDEES

STANDARD

450 USD per person

from 1 February, 2018

EARLYBIRD

400 USD per person

until 31 January, 2018

STUDENTS*

STANDARD

200 USD per person

* as proof of student status, you will need to upload a copy of your Student ID Card during registration

GROUP RATES

Click here

Registration & Payment

Pay and register now for yourself and/or others

Pay and register now – upload a copy of your Student ID Card*

Request an invoice for your company to pay for yourself and/or others

Registration for invited Speakers and other Guests

* as proof of student status, you will need to upload a copy of your Student ID Card during registration

Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

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

hosted by

ICAEA will hold its next event, a 2.5 day conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida – USA.

This conference will look beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) to:

  • the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor,
  • the language needs of the wider aviation professions,
  • incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing.

Based on the successes of ICAEA’s recent practical events, this conference will include Plenary Presentations, interactive Workshops, Poster Sessions, Q&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

Arts & Sciences Building, ERAU Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

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

hosted by

ICAEA will hold its next event, a 2.5 day conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida – USA.

This conference will look beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) to:

  • the effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor,
  • the language needs of the wider aviation professions,
  • incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing.

Based on the successes of ICAEA’s recent practical events, this conference will include Plenary Presentations, interactive Workshops, Poster Sessions, Q&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

Arts & Sciences Building, ERAU Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

The ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements, in effect since 2008, address speaking and listening requirements for pilot and air traffic controller communications. Although the ICAO LPRs have been implemented globally, their incorporation into effective aviation English testing and training programmes remains a challenge for airlines, air navigation service providers, flight training organisations and licencing authorities.

While the ICAO LPRs specifically relate to language proficiency for air-ground communications between pilots and controllers operating in international contexts, they do not address the wide range of language and communications needs for:

  • English proficiency and inter-cultural communication competence, where language and culture influence the effectiveness of on-board flight crew communications for threat and error management and crew resource management;
  • Inter-cultural communication competence and its role in communication as a human factor for efficient and safe communications between flight crew and ATC;
  • Accommodation skills required by native English speaking personnel when communicating with non-native English speakers;
  • Developing communication strategies to equip personnel to recognise and repair safety-critical communication breakdowns;
  • Reading proficiency among flight crew for comprehension of flight deck Quick Reference Handbooks and flight operating manuals;
  • Reading, speaking, and listening proficiency for trainee pilots and controllers for effective flight or ATC training in English;
  • Reading and writing proficiency required for effective and safe maintenance of aircraft, including comprehension of manuals and writing maintenance logs for communication with flight crew and other airline personnel;
  • Language proficiency for effective communication between dispatchers, flight crew and airline operations personnel.

Join us at this international event where we will look ahead beyond the ICAO LPRs, to consider language as a tool for communication and its role in human factors and safety across a range of aviation professions while continuing to enhance the ongoing testing and training programmes associated with the implementation of the ICAO LPRs.

ICAEA invites proposals for Presentations, Workshops, interactive Panel Presentations and Poster Sessions on issues related to the theme of the conference, based on practical experience and/or research developments in a related area.

We welcome Summary Proposals from:

  • Aviation English instructors, program managers, curriculum designers & test developers;
  • pilots and ATCOs;
  • personnel involved in the ab-initio training of pilots and ATCOs;
  • personnel working in industry sectors (eg: cabin service, MRO etc);
  • representatives from airlines, ANSPs and regulators;
  • other practitioners involved with the ICAO LPRs, Aviation English training & testing, Human Factors, aviation operations and/or Applied Linguistics research.

Presentation Types

Different formats of presentation are included in the programme.

TYPE DESCRIPTION DURATION
Presentation Provide an overview, background, research findings etc related to a session topic 30 minutes
Workshop Deliver a practical, hands-on interactive workshop where small groups of participants work together on guided activities exploring an aspect of one or more of the session topics Introduction: 15 minutes
Workshop: 60 minutes
Panel Presentation Deliver an interactive presentation that will engage participants and other presenters with questions and discussion 40 minutes
Poster Session Introduce and answer questions related to a topic relevant to the conference topics during Programme Breaks

Session Topics

Summary Proposals should be based on the Session Topics of the conference.

SESSION 1: The role of communication in human factors
SESSION 2: Tools and strategies to improve language for communication as a human factors issue
SESSION 3: Best practices in Aviation English training and testing
SESSION 4: The communication needs of other aviation professions and the role of other skills
SESSION 5: What’s next for the ICAO LPRs?

Important Dates

Please note the deadlines for submission of Summary Proposals, Papers and Materials.

Submission of Summary Proposals: 17 November, 2017
Notification of Selected Proposals: 28 January, 2018
Submission of Papers: 2 April, 2018
Finalisation of Presenters and Programme: 30 April, 2018
Submission of Materials: 30 April, 2018

Attendance Fees for Presenters

Solo Presenters & Workshop Leaders: no Attendance Fee
Co-Presenters & Workshop Leaders: one Attendance Fee is waived
Poster Session Presenters: 20% discount on Attendance Fee

Submission Requirements & Deadlines

Deadline for Summary Proposals: 17 November, 2017

For further guidance, requirements and the submission schedule, download the Call for Papers.

SEE   ICAEA Conference 2018: Call for Papers (1.1 MB)

Based on the success of ICAEA’s recent events, the 2018 Conference will be extended to 2.5 days, and will include Plenary Presentations, hands-on Workshops, interactive Panel Presentations, more informal Poster Sessions, Q&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

SEE   Provisional Programme (1.2 MB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – ENGLISH (650 kB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – SPANISH (650 kB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – PORTUGUESE (Brazil) (650 kB)

Conference Venue

Name: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Daytona Beach Campus
Address: 600 South Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach
Florida, USA 32114
Website: http://daytonabeach.erau.edu/

Suggested Hotel

Name: Sea Breeze Inn – Best Western
Address: 730 North Atlantic Avenue

Daytona Beach

Florida, USA 32118

Tel: (+1) 386-255-5491
Website: http://bestwesternflorida.com/hotels/best-western-daytona-inn-seabreeze-oceanfront

Special Room Rate

The Best Western Sea Breeze Inn is offering the following special room rate to Conference Attendees.

USD 89.00 per night + 12.5% tax

The rate includes:

  • breakfast
  • free wifi access
  • resort & parking fees
  • maximum room occupancy = 4 people

Reservation Instructions

If you wish to reserve a room at this special rate, then:

1. go to Best Western Reservations Website

HOTEL WEBSITE

2. confirm Check-in/out Dates & Room Occupancy

  • default check-in date = 8 May, check-out date = 12 May
  • default room occupancy = 1 adult
3. select Room Type

  • 2 Queen Beds: Ocean Front or City View (subject to availability)
4. complete Guest & Billing Information

  • your credit card is used to guarantee your reservation, payment is made on check-in
  • the hotel offers a 72-hour cancellation policy, refer to the hotel’s website for full Terms & Conditions of booking
5. “Make Reservation”

Sea Breeze Inn, Daytona Beach

Oceanfront Suite, Sea Breeze Inn

  • Airport Transfer Suggestions
  • Other Practical Information
  • An Introduction to Daytona Beach and Florida

COMING SOON

ATTENDEES

STANDARD

450 USD per person

from 1 February, 2018

EARLYBIRD

400 USD per person

until 31 January, 2018

STUDENTS*

STANDARD

200 USD per person

* as proof of student status, you will need to upload a copy of your Student ID Card during registration

GROUP RATES

Click here

Pay and register now for yourself and/or others

Pay and register now – upload a copy of your Student ID Card*

Request an invoice for your company to pay for yourself and/or others

Registration for invited Speakers and other Guests

* as proof of student status, you will need to upload a copy of your Student ID Card during registration

ERAU Daytona Beach Campus

College of Aviation, ERAU Daytona Beach

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