English is the universal language of communication used in both civil and general aviation. Our extensive glossary provides the basic vocabulary of terms used by pilots, cabin staff, maintenance crews, ground staff and air-traffic-control. The terms are those used in everyday work in the aviation sector and include terms related to aircraft, parts of the aircraft, manipulating the aircraft both on the ground and in the air, instructions to passengers, conversations with air traffic control, weather, emergencies etc – and are all based on ICAO Aviation English.

Easy explanations are presented in simple language and example sentences are provided for many terms.  This glossary is  ideal for students of ICAO Aviation English and also for those who are working towards a private or commercial pilot’s licence.  Trainee maintenance engineers, air traffic control officers and more experienced professionals will also benefit from our specialised glossary.

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