ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY
- ICAO has specified English Language Proficiency Requirements, and mandated that these requirements shall be effective from 5 March 2008. There are six levels of proficiency in the requirement (refer to Appendix 1 of ICAO Annex 1)
- In accordance with the requirements, Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel shall demonstrate a minimum proficiency of at least Operational Level '4' of both ICAO Standard Phraseology and plain language, to be issued with or to maintain their respective licences.
- The requirements further indicate that Pilots and Air Traffic Services Personnel who have not been rated at Level 6 proficiency shall be tested for English Language Proficiency at regular intervals to ensure that they remain proficient at the required level.