The report of the LPRs Technical Seminar has now been uploaded.
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will host a Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) Technical Seminar in Montréal, from 25 to 27 March 2013 in Conference Room 3 on the first floor of the conference block. This seminar follows two symposia that ICAO conducted in 2004 and 2007. These two previous events were conducted before the applicability date of the language proficiency requirements of 5 March 2008 to assist States and the industry in putting in place all necessary measures to comply with the language provisions by the applicability date. In the last five years, licensing authorities, airlines and air navigation service providers, as well as language testing and training providers have done much work to pursue the implementation of the safety-critical language provisions as mandated by Assembly Resolution A32-16 in 1998 and embodied in Annexes 1, 6, 10 and 11 as well as Doc 4444 – PANS-ATM Progress on the implementation of the language provisions has been considered by the 36th and 37th sessions of the Assembly (A36-10 and A37-13 refer) and will once again be discussed at the upcoming 38th session of the ICAO General Assembly.
This event, which will be held in English only, will bring together all stakeholders from the aviation industry including, civil aviation administrations, international organizations, aviation language training centres, aviation language test providers, airlines and air navigation service providers.
Stakeholders will have the opportunity to learn about web-based tools that ICAO has introduced to implement best practices in aviation language training and testing and to provide feedback on how the implementation of the language provisions can be progressed.
The Seminar will provide an opportunity to:
- review the ICAO language provisions and remind stakeholders of their roles in implementing them;
- hear about States’ challenges in implementing the LPRs;
- identify current tools, trends and status of ICAO LPRs implementation globally; and
- disseminate information on implementation tools to expedite compliance with ICAO LPRs.
Please note online registration will be open from 10 December 2012 to 21 March 2013.