Exploring the Aviation English training needs of:
•  ab-initio pilots and air traffic controllers,
•  ramp and aircraft maintenance personnel.

An exchange on achievements, challenges and solutions.

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).

 

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?

 

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. Ramp personnel communicate with others working on the apron, with flight crew and ATC.

  • What are the language training needs of these professions in order to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How can language training be most effectively provided to maintenance staff and ramp personnel 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?

 

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 and ramp personnel for communication with colleagues, flight crew, airlines and ATC;
  • 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 conference 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
  • ground service personnel working on the apron and movement area
  • 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 – Ramp and Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

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

Communications on the apron and between ground staff, pilots and air traffic control have safety implications. What factors affect these communications? What should language training focus on to address the needs of these personnel?

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

Ramp and Ground Service Personnel

Call for Papers

ICAEA invites proposals for Presentations and Workshops on issues related to the theme of the conference, based on practical/industry experience or research/theoretical development in a related area.

We welcome submissions from:

INDUSTRY representatives from airlines, ANSPs, aviation training schools, MRO providers interested in sharing experiences and/or providing insights into practical issues related to language proficiency, communication and training
TRAINING PROVIDERS training managers, materials developers, trainers interested in sharing their experience and insights into practical issues, challenges and solutions
EDUCATION & RESEARCH academics with linguistic expertise able provide practical and applied input on the issues relevant to the theme of the conference

Closing date for submissions = 21 December 2018

SEE   Submission Guidance & Instructions (1.1 MB)

Conference Programme

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

DAY 1 Ab-initio pilots and ATCOs
AM What are the issues? What are the training needs?
PM Case Studies – challenges and solutions
DAY 2 Apron and aircraft maintenance personnel
AM What are the issues? What are the training needs?
PM Case Studies – challenges and solutions
DAY 3 Looking ahead
AM Discussion of options and future needs by participants (operators, training specialists)

MORE INFORMATION – COMING SOON

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/

Special Room Rates

Special rates available:

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

Rates are per person and include breakfast, service charges and taxes.

For more information, full Terms & Conditions, and to make room bookings at special rates.

GO

Hotel The Manhattan, Chiba – Tokyo

Plaza Suite Double Room, Hotel The Manhattan

Travel Information

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

  • Limousine Bus Counter is located in the Arrivals Lobby.
  • Look for LIMOUSINE BUS TO DOWNTOWN HOTELS.
  • Tickets may be purchased without reservation in advance.

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

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 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,
•  ramp and aircraft maintenance personnel.

An exchange on achievements, challenges and solutions.

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).

 

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?

 

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. Ramp personnel communicate with others working on the apron, with flight crew and ATC.

  • What are the language training needs of these professions in order to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How can language training be most effectively provided to maintenance staff and ramp personnel 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?

 

This conference will explore:

  • the communication skills required by the next generation of pilots and controllers to work in increasingly complex and multi-national environments;
  • the language proficiency needs of ab-initio pilots and controllers to effectively participate in flight and ATC on-the-job training;
  • the language standards and training needs of aircraft maintenance staff and ramp personnel for communication with colleagues, flight crew, airlines and ATC;
  • 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 conference 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  •
•  ramp personnel  •
•  aircraft maintenance personnel  •

An exchange on achievements, challenges and solutions.

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).

 

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?

 

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. Ramp personnel communicate with others working on the apron, with flight crew and ATC.

  • What are the language training needs of these professions in order to provide safe and efficient operations?
  • How can language training be most effectively provided to maintenance staff and ramp personnel 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?

 

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 and ramp personnel for communication with colleagues, flight crew, airlines and ATC;
  • 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 conference 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
  • ground service personnel working on the apron and movement area
  • 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 – Ramp and Aircraft Maintenance Personnel

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

Communications on the apron and between ground staff, pilots and air traffic control have safety implications. What factors affect these communications? What should language training focus on to address the needs of these personnel?

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

Ramp and Ground Service Personnel

ICAEA invites proposals for Presentations and Workshops on issues related to the theme of the conference, based on practical/industry experience or research/theoretical development in a related area.

We welcome submissions from:

INDUSTRY representatives from airlines, ANSPs, aviation training schools, MRO providers interested in sharing experiences and/or providing insights into practical issues related to language proficiency, communication and training
TRAINING PROVIDERS training managers, materials developers, trainers interested in sharing their experience and insights into practical issues, challenges and solutions
EDUCATION & RESEARCH academics with linguistic expertise able provide practical and applied input on the issues relevant to the theme of the conference

Closing date for submissions = 21 December 2018

SEE   Submission Guidance & Instructions (1.1 MB)

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

DAY 1 Ab-initio pilots and ATCOs
AM What are the issues? What are the training needs?
PM Case Studies – challenges and solutions
DAY 2 Apron and aircraft maintenance personnel
AM What are the issues? What are the training needs?
PM Case Studies – challenges and solutions
DAY 3 Looking ahead
AM Discussion of options and future needs by participants (operators, training specialists)

MORE INFORMATION – COMING SOON

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/
Special Room Rates

Special rates available:

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

Rates are per person and include breakfast, service charges and taxes.

For more information, full Terms & Conditions, and to make room bookings at special rates.

GO

Hotel The Manhattan, Chiba – Tokyo

Plaza Suite Double Room, Hotel the Manhattan

Travel Information

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

  • Limousine Bus Counter is located in the Arrivals Lobby.
  • Look for LIMOUSINE BUS TO DOWNTOWN HOTELS.
  • Tickets may be purchased without reservation in advance.

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

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