Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide Launches Aviation English Training for Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers

June 7, 2007
Embry-Riddle teams with Aviation English Services to provide aviation English training solutions, addressing ICAO's new requirements

Daytona Beach, FL — The Worldwide Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has teamed up with Aviation English Services (AES), a New Zealand based company, to provide the industry with aviation English training solutions to address the International Civil Aviation Organization's (ICAO) new requirements, which identify English as the official, recognized language of aviation.

In response to international concern over the role of language as a causal factor in a number of high-profile accidents, ICAO has developed a set of English language proficiency standards and recommended practices for pilots and air traffic controllers operating internationally. ICAO's 189 contracting states are required to ensure compliance for licensing of their pilots and controllers by March 2008 in order to continue to operate internationally.

The new aviation English program is an integrated educational approach that combines web-based self-paced instruction, classroom seminars, learning aids, and progress testing. The web-based modules are closely integrated with classroom-based intensive speaking seminars for efficient and effective language learning. Blended learning is especially appropriate for pilot and controller training because it maximizes the learning that takes place out of the classroom, thereby minimizing the impact of training on personnel schedules.

For more information, contact the Embry-Riddle Worldwide Campus at (866) 574-9125 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, EST. Or to register online, go to www.erau.edu.