Aviation English – what is it and how does it differ from any other “professional language”?
👨✈️English is only a small part of all the knowledge which pilots and other aviation professionals must possess. Taking into account the statistics of air accidents, which states that about two thousand people around the world died as a result of some language problems and misunderstandings between the pilot and the controller, it becomes obvious that the language and communication are among the key factors in the aviation industry.
🚦In order to coordinate the flights, ensure the safety and efficiency of the civil aviation, the United Nations has created Organization ICAO Civil Aviation (ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization). Since 2008, ICAO has increased the level of English requirements for aviation specialists and has established standards and norms according to which English is recognized as the only aviation language in the airspace.
👩✈️Currently, aviation specialists serving international flights (flight crew members, air traffic controllers) should have English language level not less than ICAO 4.
ICAO language proficiency scale is a clearly described set of requirements for proficiency in aviation terminology and phraseology in English. In total, there are six levels:
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