Solutions for Improving the Safety of Aviation Communication

An Investigation of Pilots’ and Air Traffic Control Officers’ Opinions on Aviation English. This dissertation has investigated the opinions and insights of pilots and air traffic control officers regarding various aspects of the global state of Aviation English. 288 participants have completed an online survey and a further 4 participants have…

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English language training for Air Traffic Controllers must go beyond basic ATC Vocabulary

Miscommunications can have serious consequences – especially when co-ordinating aircraft flying in a variety of environments and variables.  Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) responsible for international flights must have the skills in English to communicate in a very broad sense – much more than talking and repeating standard and learned phrases.…

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Implementing ICAO language proficiency requirements in the Versant Aviation English Test

This paper discusses the development of an assessment to satisfy the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Language Proficiency Requirements. The Versant Aviation English Test utilizes speech recognition technology and a computerized testing platform, such that test administration and scoring are fully automated. Developed in collaboration with the U.S. Federal Aviation…

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What is the best advice for the IELTS speaking exam?

There are many possible tips. The first and most important is to take it seriously and prepare properly for it. These are all general tips. 1. In the exam – listen to and answer the question The best advice for IELTS speaking is very simply to listen to the question…

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