RMIT Training was one of 50 industry participants who recently attended an air safety seminar held at the Indonesian Civil Aviation Institute (ICAI) in Jakarta.
The seminar focused on addressing the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Language Proficiency Requirements, and introducing the new ICAO I-HELPP project.
I-HELPP consists of Gateway—a central ICAO database of results from recognised tests—and the ICAO Aviation English Language Test Service.
It also comprises a range of forums to raise awareness of Language Proficiency Requirement issues amongst the industry.
There are only two Aviation English language proficiency tests that have received recognition from ICAO; the RMIT English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA) and the English Language Proficiency for Aeronautical Communication (ELPAC) test.
Representatives for these two ICAO-recognised tests jointly presented to the Indonesian industry to demonstrate support of the ICAO initiative and highlight the benefits to the industry of adopting such tests.
Presentations were made by the ICAI’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation; AirNav; the Indonesian Air Traffic Control Authority; Eurocontrol ELPAC Project Manager, Pieke Satijn; and RMIT Training’s Senior Regional Manager - Asia Pacific, Grant Taylor.
RELTA is available in Indonesia through the Ministry of Transportation, an RMIT Training partner, and will soon be offered directly through ICAI.
“The addition of a second testing facility in Indonesia will help the Indonesian aviation industry to meet ICAO’s language proficiency requirements,” Taylor said.
“We are pleased to be working with the ICAI directly on such an important initiative.”
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Story: Rachael Beveridge