IR English - FCL.055(d)
Commission regulation No 1178/2011 and its Part FCL - FCL.055(d) requires holders of instrument rating - IR or enroute instrument rating EIR to be able to:
- understand all the information relevant to the accomplishment of all phases of a flight, including flight preparation
- use radio telephony and aviation communication in all phases of flight, including the communication in emergency situations
- communicate with other crew members during all phases of flight, including flight preparation
Commission regulation No 1178/2011 requires demonstration of IFR English language proficiency and the use of aviation English for instrument rating - IR or en-route instrument rating - EIR holders to be done through a method of assessment established by the competent national aviation authority (NAA).
The majority of national aviation authorities in Europe within EASA region nevertheless require the IR English exam or so-called IFR English - above the theoretical frameworks of ATPL exam and ICAO English exam.
IFR English exam in accordance with FCL.055(d) - is provided solely in English language.
Following an example of implementation of the IFR English language proficiency within one of the EASA member coutries:
One of the prerequisites for making a IFR English language proficiency endorsement in your flight crew license is a successful theoretical ATP exam may only be available in English language.