Proficiency in English for Indian Pilots & Air Traffic Controllers

A Government of India Notification Recently the Government of India issued a notification prescribing standards of English proficiency for all those who seek or already perform the duties of pilots, air traffic controllers, et al., employed by various airlines. It is certainly a welcome step. This step is in compliance…

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Aviation English Academy lecturer speaking at IATEC

Graham Green, senior lecturer and Aviation English Academy course convenor, will be presenting a paper at the forthcoming Indonesian Aviation Training and Education Conference (IATEC). This conference is being held in Jakarta in March 2018. The paper titled “The Continuous Development of ICAO Compliant English Language Proficiency” will focus on…

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…Say again?… – Miscommunications in Air Traffic Control

This paper presents an investigation into miscommunications between air traffic controllers (ATC) and pilots. These miscommunications may broadly be applied to a range of verbal communications problems ranging from misunderstandings, such as those due to ambiguity, cultural differences, language structure, and so on, to more technical problems, such as microphone…

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Predictive Power of English Testing: Training International Flight Students

Due to the impending pilot shortage in Asian countries many prospective students are being sent to the United States to receive their initial flight training. The purpose of this American study was to determine if Chinese students entering an American flight program with higher English testing scores are more successful…

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