Presentation on theme: "Implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements: Progressing Solutions ICAEA Seminar Buenos Aires, Argentina 29 – 30 November 2011 Nicole Barrette-Sabourin."— Presentation transcript:
1 Implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements: Progressing Solutions ICAEA Seminar Buenos Aires, Argentina 29 – 30 November 2011Nicole Barrette-SabourinTraining Officer, AST, ANBLPR Project Manager
2 Presentation Outline Safety data The ICAO context A decade later…. A word about complianceA snapshotTest endorsementFinal thoughts
3 A few words about safety The status of aviation safetyWalking the talk of safety managementICAO Safety FrameworkGlobal Aviation Safety PlanThe Next Generation of Aviation Professional (NGAP)Our challenge
7 Accidents in Detail: Identifying the main killers Accidents and related fatalities by Occurrence categoriesScheduled Commercial Transport*All accidents with a specified occurrence only*Mass Group greater than kg
8 Accidents in Detail: Identifying the main killers Type of accidentProbabilityImpactRankingRunway eventsHighGenerally low but potential for major catastrophic event (e.g. Tenerife)1Loss of control (in flight)MediumHigh (almost all accidents are fatal)CFITHigh (smaller airplane)Low (larger airplane)3Aircraft System component failuresHigh when associated with loss of control4Project title (Insert, Header & Footer)
9 The status of aviation safety SummaryThe number of fatalities and accident and fatal accident rates are stable with a slight upward trendDisparities between the level of safety performance between Regions and States are increasingFour killers (runway, loss of control, CFIT and component failures) are involved in 75% of the accidentsWe need to improve our safety performance and in particular:Address the main killersReduce the disparities between the level of safety performance between Regions and States;
12 Standards and Recommended Practices Annex 1 — Personnel LicensingAnnex 2 — Rules of the AirAnnex 3 — Meteorological Service for International Air NavigationAnnex 4 — Aeronautical ChartsAnnex 5 — Units of Measurement to be Used in Air and Ground OperationsAnnex 6 - Operation of AircraftAnnex 7 — Aircraft Nationality and Registration MarksAnnex 8 — Airworthiness of AircraftAnnex 9 — FacilitationAnnex 10 — Aeronautical TelecommunicationsAnnex 11 — Air Traffic ServicesAnnex 12 — Search and RescueAnnex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident InvestigationAnnex 14 — AerodromesAnnex 15 — Aeronautical Information ServicesAnnex 16 — Environmental ProtectionAnnex 17 — SecurityAnnex 18 — The Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air
13 What is an ICAO standard? A Standard is:any specification for physical characteristics, configuration, matériel, performance, personnel or procedure,necessary for the safety or regularity of international air navigationto which Contracting States will conform in accordance with the Convention;in the event of impossibility of compliance, filing a difference with the Standard.
14 Why we introduced Language Proficiency Requirements
15 Making a Standard LPR originated during 32nd Assembly This is the process for making an ICAO Standard. Remember what I said before about achieving consensus. There are multiple gateways we go through to ensure that we achieve consensus.Don’t worry, I will not quiz you on this process.Suffice it to say that from the time a proposal is mature enough to be submitted to the Air Navigation Commission for a preliminary review to the time it becomes applicable, there is about two years.
16 ICAO Hierarchy of Documents Chicago ConventionSARPsAnnex 1Personnel LicensingGuidanceDoc 9835Manual on Implementation of Language Proficiency RequirementsCircular 323Training Guidelines
17 LPR Chronology (1) 1998: A32-16 2000-2001: PRICE SG January 20081998: A32-16: PRICE SG: Review and Expand (A33)March 2003: AdoptedJune 2006: Mid-point reviewApril 2007: Second survey reviewOctober 2007: 36th AssemblyMarch 2008: Applicable2009: Circular 318-Language Testing Criteria for Global HarmonizationSept 2010: 37th Assembly2010: Second edition of Doc 9835
18 LPR Chronology (2) 2009: ICAO/ICAEA Collaboration 2010: January 20082009: ICAO/ICAEA CollaborationCircular Guidelines for Aviation English Training ProgrammesRated Speech Samples Project2010:37th Assembly – Resolution A37-10ICAO Language Test Endorsement Mechanism (ILTA, ICAEA, IFALPA, IFATCA)In the last decade, numerous workshops, conferences, symposia.
19 Project title (Insert, Header & Footer) Non-complianceArticle 33Gives multilateral recognition of States’ exportables (licenses and airworthiness certificates) provided that the requirements under which they were issued, or rendered valid, are equal to or above the minimum Standards (i.e. Annex 1 and 8)Non-compliance with the LPRs can invalidate recognitionProject title (Insert, Header & Footer)
20 A36-11 Basic Element Urge States to waive Article 40 Until 5 March 2011 to comply provided:States that do not comply post implementation plans on the ICAO website as soon as practicable, but no later than 5 March 2008Implementation plans include risk mitigating measuresICAO does not review plans. It is up to States.
21 A37-10 Basic Elements After March 2011 ICAO to monitor implementation of LPRs through continuous monitoring approach (Safety oversight audits)ICAO to provide information on status of implementation in all Contracting StatesNon-compliant States to provide updated implementation plans with milestones against which progress will be assessed
22 A State is considered compliant when…. Language provisions are included in its regulatory frameworkLicenses are endorsed or personnel records include information on level of proficiency for languages used in international operations
25 FSIX Americas Information 32 out of 35 States to which ICAO Lima and Mexico office are accredited8 compliant5 submitted plan for 201119 submitted plan3 provided no information
26 Test endorsement - Why? Need to foster self-regulation Disparity is an obstacleGlobal lack of expertise and resourcesNeed for an independent entity
27 GoalProvide States with impartial recommendations in the selection or development of aviation English language licensing tests that meet ICAO criteria.Foster licensing test quality as specified in ICAO guidance among as many test providers as possible.
28 Driving Principles Endorsement given for a limited time ICAO led and managedVoluntaryFormative/non-threateningCollaborativeAffordable
29 Management Under the authority of ICAO through a project manager Create and select team of experts
30 Final Thoughts Your role is key to safety Urge you to commit to the industry’s self-regulationThe next decade will be exciting!