LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY

  • Pilots, flight engineers, air traffic controllers and aeronautical station operators shall demonstrate the ability to speak and understand the English language.
  •  The airmen identified in item (a) above shall demonstrate the ability to speak and understand the English language to at least the Operational Level (Level 4) with the aim to speak at the Expert Level (Level 6) as specified in the language proficiency requirements in IS 2.2.2. The Authority will endorse as appropriate the licence of an airmen identified in item (a) who has demonstrated the ability to speak and understand the English language to at least the Operational Level (Level 4).
  • The language proficiency of airmen identified in item (a) shall be formally evaluated at intervals in accordance with an individual’s demonstrated proficiency level as follows:
    •  Those demonstrating language proficiency at the Operational Level (Level 4) shall be evaluated at intervals not greater than 3 years;
    •  Those demonstrating language proficiency at the Extended Level (Level 5) shall be evaluated at intervals not greater than 6 years; and
    •  Those demonstrating language proficiency at the Expert Level (Level 6) shall be exempt from further language evaluation.
  • Implementing Standard IS 2.2.2 (see NCAA regulation Part 2) contains the detailed requirements for language proficiency.