An analysis of pilot-controller occurrences – Eurocontrol

This Eurocontrol report provides an analysis of the incidents related to air-ground communication between controllers and pilots.  Significant safety issues, hazardous scenarios, causal factors, and potential prevention strategies concerning air-ground communication safety are provided in this report. Aviation English students are encouraged to read this report so they can gain…

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Language Experiences in Non-Native English-Speaking Airspace/Airports – FAA Report

This FAA report is a compilation of written responses and comments by a group of 48 U.S. pilots of their difficulties in international operations.  These pilots met with interviewers to discuss their language experiences flying into countries where English may or may not be the local or national language among…

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“Tell Them We are in Emergency” – Linguistic Factors Contributing to the Crash of Avianca Flight 052

Abstract On 25 January 1990, Avianca Flight 052 ran out of fuel and crashed after a missed approach to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. A number of causal factors were involved in the crash, some of which were linguistic. The accident has accordingly been cited by the International…

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Aviation English Academy signs joint international agreement

(Cowra) November 8, 2016 A full inclusive flight training program for international students is now possible by the recent signing of a joint memorandum by local based flying school Fly Oz together with the Canberra based Aviation English Academy and leading Chinese educational provider IMDO Tet. “This strategic partnership will…

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