International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will host a
Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) Technical Seminar in
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.