The language of aviation

The standard is essential.

Aviation language might not be officially standardized, still, all pilots understand and speak it fluently.

What Latin is for doctors, Aviation language and aviation English is for pilots, air traffic controllers, cabin crew, and aircraft mechanics. It can be said it is a language of its own - it uses many idioms, phrases, collocations, and (usually three-letter long) abbreviations.

Aviation language, especially aviation English is an expression - figuratively speaking - a signature marking pilot's professionalism. Generally speaking, it is the only option to spot an aviation professional on the frequency. Aviation professional speaks good aviation language.

On the other hand, too long or too short transmissions pointlessly complicate aviation communication. This often leads to unnecessary cases when pilots have to spend valuable time clarifying the content of their transmissions and often using "say again".

Aviation communication is verbal and often runs on very busy frequencies. Thus, the communication is usually brief, clear, and standard.

Non-standardly used radio-phraseology can unnecessarily prolong the time spent transmitting on frequency in order to clarify the content of the transmitted message. The use of non-standard radio-phraseology has often led to deadly aviation accidents - just to mention one - the disastrous crash at Tenerife airport.

Aviation Language

Aviation language is used in international civil aviation. It comprises standard phrases, but used internationally. The international character of air transport requires all pilots to speak one common language, whether they are in the US, Europe, or China. Considering the simplicity of English, Aviation English came into the existence.

A number of phrases, abbreviations, and standard expressions comprise a simplified English which should be understood by everyone working in aviation. Aviation language consists of many abbreviations, thus, METAR, TAF, RWY, or expressions such as ROGER and WILCO are internationally respected and comprehended.

Through brand of Aero Language, ProfiPilot gives any person interested in aviation communication the possibility to undertake training, or to obtain language proficiency certificate allowing them to use aviation communication in practice - thus to learn the Language of aviation.