The ICAO European and North Atlantic Office has completed the implementation of the ICAO EUR Special Implementation Projects (SIPs) related to Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs). The objective of these projects was to provide technical assistance to States in the ICAO European Region, through two dedicated workshops, organised in cooperation with the International Civil Aviation English Association (ICAEA) to support the implementation of aviation language testing and training best practices in accordance with ICAO Manual on the Implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (Doc 9835).
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The two workshops were held in Luxembourg, from 9 to 11 October 2019, kindly hosted by EUROCONTROL at the Institute of Air Navigation Services; and in Tbilisi, Georgia, from 14 to 16 October 2019, kindly hosted by the Georgian Civil Aviation Agency. (https://www.facebook.com/266765790014650/posts/2630237820334090/)
A number of key criteria have been identified as critical elements in test design which influence the overall effectiveness of an ICAO LPR test. These criteria are core issues that shape the overall effectiveness and suitability of a testing system for the assessment of air traffic controllers and pilots for ICAO LPR licensing purposes.
70 registered participants, from licensing authorities directly involved in the LPRs, Test Service Providers (TSPs), ANSPs and airlines involved in the delivery of tests as well as personnel involved in the implementation of tests, from 25 States and 5 International Organizations attended the two workshops.
The ICAO EUR/NAT Language Proficiency Task Force will review the outcomes of the two workshops at its thirty-fifth meeting (LPRI TF/35) that will be held in the ICAO EUR/NAT Office, in Paris, from 14 to 15 November 2019.