The aviation industry is set to double in size in less than two decades with more than 37,000 passenger planes in service – 40% of them in Asia – which will also make up almost half the world’s passenger traffic. There will be a global demand for 2m locally sourced flight, technical and cabin crew meaning around three quarters of that future workforce will come from non-native English speaking countries. Most of them will interact with other non-native speakers in critical passenger safety situations in an industry where English is mandated and where poor grasp of English has been proven to be the cause of air incidents and accidents – including fatal crashes.
We can provide your aviation academy and flight school with world class Plain English and Specialised English language learning brought to you by the creators of the Oxford English Dictionary – a department of the world famous Oxford University – with results and efficacy that demonstrate an industry leading 87% learner completion rate and 92% student satisfaction rate.
Since 2008, the International Civil Aviation Organisation has mandated English as the language of the aviation industry and that critical passenger and aircraft safety related roles have a demonstrable mastery of English in the areas of aircraft construction & maintenance, airport management & operations, air traffic control, passenger care, flight crew & cockpit resource management. Despite this and according to the 2016 EF proficiency index, the aviation industry as a whole is still ranked as low proficiency amongst its English language workforce capability. And when cross referenced with country rankings, the markets targeted for the biggest airline growth over the next 20 years are also considered to have low and very low proficiency, hampering efforts to fill the requirement of over half a million pilots globally – with 50% across Asia.
With demand set to grow exponentially in routes, airports, fleet and human capital plus millions of dollars of investment in each aircraft and billions invested in brand, airlines will lead that demand but want to be certain they have the best talent at the controls. There has never been a better opportunity for flight schools and aviation academies & universities to grow, whilst guaranteeing that reputation for qualifying world class pilots, ATC’s and technical staff. Part of that is providing the best in class training in all disciplines and areas of specialisation to ensure they graduate as the best talent on the market. Contact us below if you’re an academy or school looking to provide world class English language learning to help your cadets and students meet the proficiency requirements and get the most out of their core CPL/APTL/ATC training.
Supporting Your Outcomes
When you work with EnglishLL and Oxford University Press we make it easy from the very beginning to train your students with a focus on client and learner satisfaction and ease of use for students and trainers. Through a partnership wish us, you can be assured that cadets needing to achieve ICAO Operational Level 4 will get the foundational learning they need in order to maximise their core CPL/ATPL or Ratings training. ATC and technical/engineering staff will also achieve the same grounding in good English before moving to more technical English for specific purpose. We work with you, your CFI’s and trainers to keep them updated on progress of students and can bring in solutions for additional and accelerated learning by calling on Aviation English trained tutors for one to one additional learning.
My Oxford English runs on secure web based technology so there’s no need for costly integration. Your project manager works with you to set up and design the best way to administer and onboard learners, whether working with you directly through your web presence or through learning and delivery partners. All we need is the names and contact details of the learners and our coaches and tutors get on with the rest, setting up the personalized training and development plan with start dates, timings for contact and lessons and log on to the system. There is also sophisticated reporting software so you can chart and closely manage the progress of all learners. Commercially, we have flexible models that can secure students to your training course pre-enrolment and a world class brand partnership that will further attract interest from potential students.