Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:
•  Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, and,
•  Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.

WHEN: 8 – 10 May, 2019
WHERE: Hotel The Manhattan
Chiba, Tokyo – Japan

ICAEA will hold a 2.5-day conference in Tokyo in May 2019, generously hosted by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

 

Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

With airspace and airports becoming increasingly busy and complex environments, effective communication is becoming more important than ever before. And, as the number of non-native English personnel entering the industry accelerates, the dynamics of air-ground communication will change, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • How will these changes affect communication and influence training needs?
  • What can be done to equip the next generation of pilots and ATCOs with the communication skills required for safe flight operations?
  • What language training will prepare trainees to complete ab-inito training?

 

Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

Fifteen years since the implementation of the ICAO LPRs for pilots and controllers, there is increasing focus on the need for standards for other aviation professions.

Maintenance personnel communicate with colleagues, supervisors and inspectors, read manuals and write reports in English.

  • What are the language training needs of the various roles within this profession in order to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How can language training be most effectively provided to maintenance staff in busy work environments?
  • What can we learn from the implementation of the ICAO LPRs as we look at standards and training for other aviation professions?

 

ICAEA Conference 2019

This conference will explore:
  • the communication skills required by the next generation of pilots and controllers as they enter a growing and changing industry that is resulting in more non-native English speakers communicating over the radio;
  • the language proficiency needs of ab-initio pilots and controllers to effectively engage with initial and on-the-job training programs;
  • the language standards and training needs of aircraft maintenance staff for communication with colleagues, flight crew, airlines etc;
  • the reading and writing skills required by aircraft maintenance staff to work with logs, manuals, and reports;
  • the experiences, challenges and ideas of airlines, ANSPs, ab-initio training providers, MROs and airport authorities for the provision of language training to their personnel.

The event will include Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, and networking and social opportunities.

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo – Japan

Mt. Fuji, Tokyo – Japan

Conference Theme

Introduction

This conference will look at the language and communication training needs of three distinct and important groups of personnel, whose language proficiency and ability to communicate play a vital role in aviation safety.

  • ab-initio pilots and air traffic controllers, and,
  • aircraft maintenance personnel.

 

Day 1 – Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

On the first day of the conference we will focus on the language training needs of trainee pilots and controllers. While the ICAO LPRs focus on licensed pilots and controllers, to what extent are the training needs of ab-initio pilots and controllers being addressed? How can we equip ab-initio pilots and controllers with the language skills they need to effectively participate in training? What is already being done? What are the challenges?

Unprecedented numbers of non-native speaking airline pilots and air traffic controllers are being trained to meet the industry’s needs as it grows in different regions. As traffic volumes and the complexity of the operational environment increase, what demands does this place on communication? How can organisations best prepare trainees to communicate effectively? What does this mean for language training requirements of ab-initio pilots and controllers?

 

Day 2 – Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

The focus of the second day of the conference will be ground personnel involved in aircraft maintenance.

Personnel involved in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations are required to read and understand manufacturer manuals, write reports and interact with pilots, supervisors and other maintenance staff in a fast-paced environment. What language and communication skills need to be developed and how can these be addressed through training?

 

Day 3 – Looking Ahead

The last day of the conference will consider options for the development of programs and policies that could provide enhanced direction and support for the training and assessment of these personnel, whose communication plays a important role in aviation safety.

What would be the practical and safety standards considerations for the possible implementation language requirements for these groups of personnel?

Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

Ab-initio Pilots and ATCOs

Conference Programme

The 2019 Conference will include Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, and networking and social opportunities.

SEE   Programme (with Presentation and Workshop outlines) (1.3 MB)

Conference Flyer

SEE   Conference Flyer – ENGLISH (550 kB)

Conference Venue

Name: Hotel The Manhattan
Address: 2-10-1 Hibino, Mihama-ku Chiba-shi
Chiba 261-0021
Tokyo, Japan
Website: https://www.the-manhattan.co.jp/

Stay at the venue

Hotel The Manhattan

Special room rates available:

  • from 6th to 12th May 2019
  • for all grades of room according to availability

Rates include breakfast, service charges and taxes. Full Terms & Conditions at the hotel’s website.

GO

Stay nearby

Hotel Green Tower

Special room rates available:

  • from 6th to 10th May 2019
  • for single room types according to availability

Rates include breakfast, service charges and taxes. Full Terms & Conditions at the hotel’s website.

GO

Hotel The Manhattan, Chiba – Tokyo

Hotel Green Tower, Chiba – Tokyo

Travel Information

Limousine Bus
45 minutes from Narita Airport
60 minutes drive from Haneda Airport

DOWNLOAD    information about airport buses (300kb)

Train
35 minutes from Tokyo Station to Kaihin-Makuhari Station (Keiyo Line)
4 minutes walk from South Exit, Kaihin-Makuhari Station (Keiyo Line) to Hotel The Manhattan

Car or Taxi
Wangan Narashino or Wangan Chiba Exit – Higashi-Kanto Expressway
Makuhari Exit – Keiyo Expressway

Practical Information

The ICAEA Conference 2019 follows a major public holiday in Japan. Early reservation of flights and accommodation is recommended.

MORE INFORMATION – COMING SOON

Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo – Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo – Japan

Dinner Banquet and Lunches

ANA will generously host a Dinner Banquet on 8 May and provide lunches on Day 1 and 2 of the conference for all attendees.

‘An Inspiration of Japan’ – Tea Ceremony

ANA invites all conference attendees to be their honored guest at the ‘Shouraitei’ Tea House following the closing ceremony of the ICAEA Conference 2019.

The ‘Shouraitei’ Tea House is located just a short walk from The Hotel Manhattan in the center of the beautiful ‘Mihama-en’ Japanese garden. The Tea House is built entirely of Japanese cedar wood brought from Kyoto’s North Mountain. It is an elegant structure with a dark copper shingled roof and traditional tatami flooring.

You will relax with a true Japanese experience of ‘Omotesenke Chanoyu’ – a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together.

The ‘Sensei’ (Tea Practitioner) dressed in traditional Kimono, will show us the art and method of making tea in the traditional spirit handed down over 400 years. All participants will receive a bowl of green tea and some exquisite Japanese sweets.

Sittings will be arranged at 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00.

Full details will be provided at the Conference.

Shouraitei Tea House and Mihama En Gardens

View of gardens from Shouraitei Tea House

Visa Requirements for Japan

Please make sure you are aware of the visa requirements to enter Japan.

Japan offers visa exemptions for holders of passports from 65+ countries. Nationals and citizens of those countries are not required to obtain a visa in advance if entering Japan for tourism, to attend a conference etc.

For further information, check:

Invitation Letters for Visa Applications

For attendees from countries that are not visa exempted, invitation letters to accompany your visa application can be provided after Payment & Registration.

If you wish to request a visa invitation letter:

  1. complete online payment of your attendance fee and event registration,
  2. follow the link at ‘Thank you – Payment & Registration Complete‘ to ‘Request a Visa Invitation Letter

Please note, if you are unable to obtain a visa, your attendance fee will be refunded in full.

If you wish to contact us about invitation letters:   events@icaea.aero

Letter to your company

If you wish to request a letter from ICAEA to your company, inviting you to Conference 2019.

REQUEST

Exhibitors

ICAEA welcomes enquiries from companies interested in exhibiting at the 2019 Conference.

Exhibitors may promote their products and services during breaks in the conference programme.  A display area and wi-fi access are provided.

Exhibitor Fee: USD 2400 including 2 x Attendee Registrations
USD 2000 including 1 x Attendee Registration

 

Note:  Exhibitor space at the venue is limited.

exhibitor spaces remaining

 

For further information, contact:

Terence Gerighty
ICAEA Vice-President
events@icaea.aero

ATTENDEES

STANDARD

500 USD per person

from 1 March, 2019

EARLYBIRD

400 USD per person

until 28 February, 2019

GROUP RATES

Click here

STANDARD

People Pay Save
2 950 USD 50 USD
3 1400 USD 100 USD
4 1850 USD 150 USD
5 2300 USD 200 USD

EARLYBIRD

People Pay Save
2 750 USD 50 USD
3 1100 USD 100 USD
4 1450 USD 150 USD
5 1800 USD 200 USD

For fees for groups of 6 or more people, please contact:  events@icaea.aero

Registration & Payment

Pay and register now for yourself and/or others

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

Registration for invited Speakers and other Guests

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:
•  Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, and,
•  Aircraft Maintenance Personnel.

WHEN: 8 – 10 May, 2019
WHERE: Hotel The Manhattan
Chiba, Tokyo – Japan

ICAEA will hold a 2.5-day conference in Tokyo in May 2019, generously hosted by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

 

Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

With airspace and airports becoming increasingly busy and complex environments, effective communication is becoming more important than ever before. And, as the number of non-native English personnel entering the industry accelerates, the dynamics of air-ground communication will change, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • How will these changes affect communication and influence training needs?
  • What can be done to equip the next generation of pilots and ATCOs with the communication skills required for safe flight operations?
  • What language training will prepare trainees to complete ab-inito training?

 

Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

Fifteen years since the implementation of the ICAO LPRs for pilots and controllers, there is increasing focus on the need for standards for other aviation professions.

Maintenance personnel communicate with colleagues, supervisors and inspectors, read manuals and write reports in English.

  • What are the language training needs of the various roles within this profession in order to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How can language training be most effectively provided to maintenance staff in busy work environments?
  • What can we learn from the implementation of the ICAO LPRs as we look at standards and training for other aviation professions?

 

ICAEA Conference 2019

This conference will explore:
  • the communication skills required by the next generation of pilots and controllers as they enter a growing and changing industry that is resulting in more non-native English speakers communicating over the radio;
  • the language proficiency needs of ab-initio pilots and controllers to effectively engage with initial and on-the-job training programs;
  • the language standards and training needs of aircraft maintenance staff for communication with colleagues, flight crew, airlines etc;
  • the reading and writing skills required by aircraft maintenance staff to work with logs, manuals, and reports;
  • the experiences, challenges and ideas of airlines, ANSPs, ab-initio training providers, MROs and airport authorities for the provision of language training to their personnel.

The event will include Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, and networking and social opportunities.

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo – Japan

Mt. Fuji, Tokyo – Japan

Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:

•  Ab-initio Pilots and ATCOs  •
•  Aircraft Maintenance Personnel  •

8 – 10 May, 2019
Hotel The Manhattan
Chiba, Tokyo – Japan

hosted by

ICAEA will hold a 2.5-day conference in Tokyo in May 2019, generously hosted by All Nippon Airways (ANA).

 

Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

With airspace and airports becoming increasingly busy and complex environments, effective communication is becoming more important than ever before. And, as the number of non-native English personnel entering the industry accelerates, the dynamics of air-ground communication will change, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • How will these changes affect communication and influence training needs?
  • What can be done to equip the next generation of pilots and ATCOs with the communication skills required for safe flight operations?
  • What language training will prepare trainees to complete ab-inito training?

 

Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

Fifteen years since the implementation of the ICAO LPRs for pilots and controllers, there is increasing focus on the need for standards for other aviation professions.

Maintenance personnel communicate with colleagues, supervisors and inspectors, read manuals and write reports in English.

  • What are the language training needs of the various roles within this profession in order to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How can language training be most effectively provided to maintenance staff in busy work environments?
  • What can we learn from the implementation of the ICAO LPRs as we look at standards and training for other aviation professions?

 

ICAEA Conference 2019

This conference will explore:
  • the communication skills required by the next generation of pilots and controllers as they enter a growing and changing industry that is resulting in more non-native English speakers communicating over the radio;
  • the language proficiency needs of ab-initio pilots and controllers to effectively engage with initial and on-the-job training programs;
  • the language standards and training needs of aircraft maintenance staff for communication with colleagues, flight crew, airlines etc;
  • the reading and writing skills required by aircraft maintenance staff to work with logs, manuals, and reports;
  • the experiences, challenges and ideas of airlines, ANSPs, ab-initio training providers, MROs and airport authorities for the provision of language training to their personnel.

The event will include Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, and networking and social opportunities.

Tokyo Tower, Tokyo – Japan

Mt. Fuji, Tokyo – Japan

Introduction

This conference will look at the language and communication training needs of three distinct and important groups of personnel, whose language proficiency and ability to communicate play a vital role in aviation safety.

  • ab-initio pilots and air traffic controllers, and,
  • aircraft maintenance personnel.
Day 1 – Ab-initio Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

On the first day of the conference we will focus on the language training needs of trainee pilots and controllers. While the ICAO LPRs focus on licensed pilots and controllers, to what extent are the training needs of ab-initio pilots and controllers being addressed? How can we equip ab-initio pilots and controllers with the language skills they need to effectively participate in training? What is already being done? What are the challenges?

Unprecedented numbers of non-native speaking airline pilots and air traffic controllers are being trained to meet the industry’s needs as it grows in different regions. As traffic volumes and the complexity of the operational environment increase, what demands does this place on communication? How can organisations best prepare trainees to communicate effectively? What does this mean for language training requirements of ab-initio pilots and controllers?

Day 2 – Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

The focus of the second day of the conference will be ground personnel involved in aircraft maintenance.

Personnel involved in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations are required to read and understand manufacturer manuals, write reports and interact with pilots, supervisors and other maintenance staff in a fast-paced environment. What language and communication skills need to be developed and how can these be addressed through training?

Day 3 – Looking Ahead

The last day of the conference will consider options for the development of programs and policies that could provide enhanced direction and support for the training and assessment of these personnel, whose communication plays a important role in aviation safety.

What would be the practical and safety standards considerations for the possible implementation language requirements for these three groups of personnel?

Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

Ab-initio Pilots and ATCOs

The 2019 Conference will include Plenary Presentations, Q&A Panels, interactive Panel Presentations, practical Workshops, and networking and social opportunities.

SEE   Programme (with Presentation and Workshop outlines) (1.3 MB)

SEE   Conference Flyer – ENGLISH (550 kB)

Conference Venue

Hotel The Manhattan

2-10-1 Hibino, Mihama-ku Chiba-shi
Chiba 261-0021
Tokyo, Japan

https://www.the-manhattan.co.jp/

Stay at the venue

Hotel The Manhattan

Special room rates available:

  • from 6th to 12th May 2019
  • for all grades of room according to availability

Rates include breakfast, service charges and taxes. Full Terms & Conditions at the hotel’s website.

GO

Hotel The Manhattan, Chiba – Tokyo

Stay nearby

Hotel Green Tower

Special room rates available:

  • from 6th to 10th May 2019
  • for single room types according to availability

Rates include breakfast, service charges and taxes. Full Terms & Conditions at the hotel’s website.

GO

Hotel Green Tower, Chiba – Tokyo

Dinner Banquet and Lunches

ANA will generously host a Dinner Banquet on 8 May and provide lunches on Day 1 and 2 of the conference for all attendees.

hosted by

‘An Inspiration of Japan’ – Tea Ceremony

ANA invites all conference attendees to be their honored guest at the ‘Shouraitei’ Tea House following the closing ceremony of the ICAEA Conference 2019.

The ‘Shouraitei’ Tea House is located just a short walk from The Hotel Manhattan in the center of the beautiful ‘Mihama-en’ Japanese garden. The Tea House is built entirely of Japanese cedar wood brought from Kyoto’s North Mountain. It is an elegant structure with a dark copper shingled roof and traditional tatami flooring.

You will relax with a true Japanese experience of ‘Omotesenke Chanoyu’ – a communication of the minds of host and guests through the enjoyment of delicious tea together.

The ‘Sensei’ (Tea Practitioner) dressed in traditional Kimono, will show us the art and method of making tea in the traditional spirit handed down over 400 years. All participants will receive a bowl of green tea and some exquisite Japanese sweets.

Sittings will be arranged at 14:00, 14:30 and 15:00.

Full details will be provided at the Conference.

Shouraitei Tea House and Gardens

View of gardens from Shouraitei Tea House

Travel Information

Limousine Bus
45 minutes from Narita Airport
60 minutes drive from Haneda Airport

DOWNLOAD    information about airport buses (300kb)

Train
35 minutes from Tokyo Station to Kaihin-Makuhari Station (Keiyo Line)
4 minutes walk from South Exit, Kaihin-Makuhari Station (Keiyo Line) to Hotel The Manhattan

Car or Taxi
Wangan Narashino or Wangan Chiba Exit – Higashi-Kanto Expressway
Makuhari Exit – Keiyo Expressway

Practical Information

The ICAEA Conference 2019 follows a major public holiday in Japan. Early reservation of flights and accommodation is recommended.

MORE INFORMATION – COMING SOON

Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo – Japan

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, Tokyo – Japan

Visa Requirements for Japan

Please make sure you are aware of visa requirements to enter Japan.

Japan offers visa exemptions for holders of passports from 65+ countries. Nationals and citizens of those countries are not required to obtain a visa in advance if entering Japan for tourism, to attend a conference etc.

For further information, check:

Invitation Letters for Visa Applications

For attendees from countries that are not visa exempted, invitation letters to accompany your visa application can be provided after Payment & Registration.

If you wish to request a visa invitation letter:

  1. complete online payment of your attendance fee and event registration,
  2. follow the link at ‘Thank you – Payment & Registration Complete‘ to ‘Request a Visa Invitation Letter

Please note, if you are unable to obtain a visa, your attendance fee will be refunded in full.

If you wish to contact us about invitation letters:   events@icaea.aero

Letter to your company

If you wish to request a letter from ICAEA to your company, inviting you to Conference 2019.

REQUEST

Exhibitors

ICAEA welcomes enquiries from companies interested in exhibiting at the 2019 Conference.

Exhibitors may promote their products and services during breaks in the conference programme.  A display area and wi-fi access are provided.

Exhibitor Fee: USD 2400 including 2 x Attendee Registrations
USD 2000 including 1 x Attendee Registration

 

Note:  Exhibitor space at the venue is limited.

exhibitor spaces remaining

 

For further information, contact:

Terence Gerighty
ICAEA Vice-President
events@icaea.aero

ATTENDEES

STANDARD

500 USD per person

from 1 March, 2019

EARLYBIRD

400 USD per person

until 28 February, 2019

GROUP RATES

Click here

STANDARD

People Pay Save
2 950 USD 50 USD
3 1400 USD 100 USD
4 1850 USD 150 USD
5 2300 USD 200 USD

EARLYBIRD

People Pay Save
2 750 USD 50 USD
3 1100 USD 100 USD
4 1450 USD 150 USD
5 1800 USD 200 USD

For fees for groups of 6 or more people, please contact:  events@icaea.aero

Pay and register now for yourself and/or others

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

Registration for invited Speakers and other Guests