RMIT Training will deliver its renowned aviation English training program for air traffic controllers in Russia, following a new agreement.
RMIT Training CEO, Rachel Holthouse, and Senior Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Grant Taylor, recently travelled to Moscow to sign a three year contract with Nikolai Chalov, Director of Lingvoalliance, to facilitate language proficiency training for 2,500 Russian air traffic controllers.
Lingvoalliance is affiliated to long term RMIT Training partner Moscow Aviation Institute (MAI), who have been delivering the RMIT English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA) to pilots in Russia since 2005.
The company will now begin to deliver RMIT English Worldwide’s Aviation English training program Beyond Level 4 (BL4).
"RMIT Training's recognised expertise in delivering aviation English across the world enables us to extend our service to our Russian partners, and ensure that training and testing meet compliance requirements and enhances the country’s reputation in the aviation industry," Ms Holthouse said.
"We recognise the importance of language proficiency for maintaining safety, and are pleased to offer a comprehensive solution which includes both training and testing products."
BL4 is a state-of-the-art, blended learning course designed to assist controllers to maintain their mandatory International Civil Aviation Organisation level 4 between testing cycles.
RMIT Training IT personnel accompanied Ms Holthouse and Mr Taylor to Moscow to install the program and train MAI technical staff, who will assist in deploying the program in up to 30 air traffic control centres across Russia.
During the visit to Moscow, RMIT Training representatives met with several key dignitaries from the Russian aviation industry including Alexander Neradko, Director of the Federal Air Transport Authority of the Russian Federation; Vasily Vdovichenko, Director of the Institute of Air Navigation; and members of the Russian State Air Traffic Management Corporation and MAI management including Professor Mikhail Kuprikov, Vice Rector Academic Affairs and Dr Alexander Kalliopin, Director, Institute of Foreign Languages.
RMIT Training – a company wholly owned by RMIT University – plays an important global role in keeping air traffic safe through the provision of tailored English testing and training solutions for pilots and air traffic controllers.
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