Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

Date: 9 – 11 May, 2018   (2.5 days)
Location: ERAU Daytona Beach Campus
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.

Arts & Sciences Building, ERAU Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

This event will look at aspects of communication that include and go beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) by:

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

Following the successes of ICAEA’s previous two interactive and practical events, this conference will not only include Presentations, but also WorkshopsQ&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

Date: 9 – 11 May, 2018
(2.5 days)
Location: ERAU Daytona Beach Campus
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.

Arts & Sciences Building, ERAU Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

This event will look at aspects of communication that include and go beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) by:

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

Following the successes of ICAEA’s previous two interactive and practical events, this conference will not only include Presentations, but also WorkshopsQ&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

Managing Communication as a Factor in Aviation Safety

The ICAO LPRs – Have we just scratched the surface?

Date: 9 – 11 May, 2018
(2.5 days)
Location: ERAU Daytona Beach Campus – Florida, USA

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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.

Arts & Sciences Building, ERAU Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach, Florida

This event will look at aspects of communication that include and go beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) by:

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

Following the successes of ICAEA’s previous two interactive and practical events, this conference will not only include Presentations, but also WorkshopsQ&A Panels, and networking and social opportunities.

ERAU Daytona Beach Campus

ERAU Flight Supervisor & Ramp at DAB

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, 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;
  • researchers;
  • 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

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: 10 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

Submission Requirements & Guidance

For further guidance and submission requirements, download the ICAEA Conference 2018: 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 (1.2 MB)

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/

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Address: 600 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach
Florida, USA 32118
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400 USD per person

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