ICAO English

ICAO English established by ICAO ▪️ EASA English established by EASA 

By attending the language proficiency exam in Aero Language, you will receive language certificate issued in accordance with both ICAO English and EASA English regulatory standards.

ICAO English assessment ✅

In compliance with ICAO requirements the ICAO English exam is divided into a number of sections. The whole language assessment takes between 20-30 minutes.

  • Interview
  • Visual analysis
  • Communication with ATC (Simulation)
  • Audio analysis (listening ATC)
  • Video analysis (watching the movie)

ICAO English assessment will be led by a language proficiency examiner.  Aero Language provides ICAO English exam for all aviation specialists:

  • pilots
  • air traffic controllers
  • technicians, flight dispatchers, and non-flying staff

The content and structure of ICAO English assessment is tailored to your profession

⚠️ ICAO English or EASA English ⚠️

All EASA licences and its privileges (except for LAPL, EIR and some other ratings) they are all issued in accordance with both ICAO and EASA standards as well. 

Language proficiency for pilots is commonly known as ICAO English. If you are a professional pilot, having valid ICAO English qualification is a must same as is pilot's license and medical certificate.

Since March 5 2008, every pilot or flight crew member coming into contact with international aviation communication including air traffic controllers must pass language proficiency exam in compliance with ICAO regulations, so-called ICAO English.

In addition, Commission Regulation No 1178/2011 Part FCL - FCL.055 requires the EASA license holders to attend language proficiency assessment on similar basis like ICAO English.

Because ICAO came with the language proficiency standards back in 2008, around 3 years prior EASA - pilots are using ICAO English as a common name for both regulatory basis - EASA FCL.055 and ICAO Doc 9835.