The International Language Of Pilots

The International Language Of Pilots

  • September
  • 18
  • 2018
  • Advanced Aircrew Academy

Standard Phraseology

Methods of aviation communication are constantly changing. Clear, concise communication is the basis of aviation safety. One letter, one number, one wrong readback can be the difference between life and death. It is one the most important elements when flying in controlled airspace, yet how can clear communication happen when pilots are sharing airspace around the world, speaking and understanding different lingo and languages?

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has standard phraseology that enables pilots to communicate quickly and effectively, reducing the chance of misunderstanding, despite the vast differences in language. If your or your pilots fly internationally, even in North America, it’s important to understand the nuance and sequence of procedures when traveling in foreign lands.

International Procedures Training

In additional to our CPDCL eLearning module (and ~60 other topics), Advanced Aircrew Academy has an International Procedures training program that we can tailor to your operation. If you are authorized for worldwide operations in Ops Spec B050, a typical training program requirement is for a 21-hour initial and 8-hour recurrent program. If your Ops Spec B050 limits you to operations within North America, we can deliver courseware as part of your Basic Indoctrination curriculum to meet your international training needs.

To be issued a Letter of Authorization, Part 91 operators must develop and submit to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) manuals to support the procedures you will follow, including a requirement for training crews. Our modules comply with the IS-BAO training requirement for "International Operations" defined in Chapter 8 of IS-BAO. No specific time interval is required in IS-BAO; however, we recommend the module during initial training and once every 24 months.

You can select from our Curriculum Content to find the perfect fit for your flight department. The following are among the choices:

  • ADS-B
  • Europe P-RNAV
  • ICAO Altimetry
  • ICAO Differences
  • ICAO Phraseology
  • Latin And South America
  • New York West Airspace
  • North America
  • North Atlantic
  • Pacific Ocean Region
  • Performance Based Navigation
  • Polar Operations
  • RVSM

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Happy training!