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1 Implementation of ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements: Progressing Solutions ICAEA Seminar Buenos Aires, Argentina 29 – 30 November 2011 Nicole Barrette-Sabourin Training Officer, AST, ANB LPR Project Manager

2 Presentation Outline Safety data The ICAO context A decade later….
A word about compliance A snapshot Test endorsement Final thoughts

3 A few words about safety
The status of aviation safety Walking the talk of safety management ICAO Safety Framework Global Aviation Safety Plan The Next Generation of Aviation Professional (NGAP) Our challenge

4 Fatalities ( ) Source: iSTARS

5 For the last 10 years, on the average, 1 out of 7 accidents are fatal
All Accidents For the last 10 years, on the average, 1 out of 7 accidents are fatal Fatal Accidents Source: iSTARS

6 Regional Accident Rates (2001-2010)
Source: iSTARS

7 Accidents in Detail: Identifying the main killers
Accidents and related fatalities by Occurrence categories Scheduled Commercial Transport *All accidents with a specified occurrence only * Mass Group greater than kg

8 Accidents in Detail: Identifying the main killers
Type of accident Probability Impact Ranking Runway events High Generally low but potential for major catastrophic event (e.g. Tenerife) 1 Loss of control (in flight) Medium High (almost all accidents are fatal) CFIT High (smaller airplane) Low (larger airplane) 3 Aircraft System component failures High when associated with loss of control 4 Project title (Insert, Header & Footer)

9 The status of aviation safety
Summary The number of fatalities and accident and fatal accident rates are stable with a slight upward trend Disparities between the level of safety performance between Regions and States are increasing Four killers (runway, loss of control, CFIT and component failures) are involved in 75% of the accidents We need to improve our safety performance and in particular: Address the main killers Reduce the disparities between the level of safety performance between Regions and States;

10 The International Civil Aviation Organization


12 Standards and Recommended Practices
Annex 1 — Personnel Licensing Annex 2 — Rules of the Air Annex 3 — Meteorological Service for International Air Navigation Annex 4 — Aeronautical Charts Annex 5 — Units of Measurement to be Used in Air and Ground Operations Annex 6 - Operation of Aircraft Annex 7 — Aircraft Nationality and Registration Marks Annex 8 — Airworthiness of Aircraft Annex 9 — Facilitation Annex 10 — Aeronautical Telecommunications Annex 11 — Air Traffic Services Annex 12 — Search and Rescue Annex 13 — Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigation Annex 14 — Aerodromes Annex 15 — Aeronautical Information Services Annex 16 — Environmental Protection Annex 17 — Security Annex 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 navigation to 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 Convention SARPs Annex 1 Personnel Licensing Guidance Doc 9835 Manual on Implementation of Language Proficiency Requirements Circular 323 Training Guidelines

17 LPR Chronology (1) 1998: A32-16 2000-2001: PRICE SG
January 2008 1998: A32-16 : PRICE SG : Review and Expand (A33) March 2003: Adopted June 2006: Mid-point review April 2007: Second survey review October 2007: 36th Assembly March 2008: Applicable 2009: Circular 318-Language Testing Criteria for Global Harmonization Sept 2010: 37th Assembly 2010: Second edition of Doc 9835

18 LPR Chronology (2) 2009: ICAO/ICAEA Collaboration 2010:
January 2008 2009: ICAO/ICAEA Collaboration Circular Guidelines for Aviation English Training Programmes Rated Speech Samples Project 2010: 37th Assembly – Resolution A37-10 ICAO Language Test Endorsement Mechanism (ILTA, ICAEA, IFALPA, IFATCA) In the last decade, numerous workshops, conferences, symposia.

19 Project title (Insert, Header & Footer)
Non-compliance Article 33 Gives 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 recognition Project 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 2008 Implementation plans include risk mitigating measures ICAO 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 States Non-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 framework Licenses are endorsed or personnel records include information on level of proficiency for languages used in international operations

23 FSIX Website

24 FSIX Website

25 FSIX Americas Information
32 out of 35 States to which ICAO Lima and Mexico office are accredited 8 compliant 5 submitted plan for 2011 19 submitted plan 3 provided no information

26 Test endorsement - Why? Need to foster self-regulation
Disparity is an obstacle Global lack of expertise and resources Need for an independent entity

27 Goal Provide 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 managed Voluntary Formative/non-threatening Collaborative Affordable

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-regulation The next decade will be exciting!


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