CAE selects Latitude

 Latitude Aviation English Services and CAE

We are very proud to announce a five-year agreement with CAE to supply aviation English language assessment and training services for pilot cadets. In order to support CAE’s global airline pilot training programmes, Latitude will provide Checkpoint, a computer-based language assessment for student selection and admissions, and blended aviation English e-learning and Virtual Instructor-Led Mentoring programmes designed specifically to prepare international students for the rigours of professional flight training delivered in English.

Latitude’s partnership with CAE highlights our commitment both to helping the industry to overcome the global pilot shortage and to enabling the world’s next generation to successfully achieve a career as an airline pilot.

Ethiopian Airlines selects Latitude

 Aviation English with Ethiopian Airlines

We are pleased to have been selected to conduct training for Ethiopian Airlines and Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority. Delivered at Ethiopian Aviation Academy in Addis Ababa in February and March, the courses covered the development of syllabus and content for rater training courses, an introduction to statistical analyses for measuring rater performance and the development of language training materials for specific aviation personnel.

ICAEA Conference: May 2018

 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach

The International Civil Aviation English Association is holding a 2.5 day conference, hosted by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at its campus in Daytona Beach, Florida – USA. The conference will look beyond the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs) to:

>  The effect of language and culture on communication as a human factor

>  Incorporating communication strategies into best practices for training and testing

>  Considerations for future policy developments in language and communication.

Find out more about the conference here.

We hope to meet you there!

Latitude at APATS 2017

Latitude's Henry Emery spoke about English language proficiency for successful aviation training at APATS in Singapore on 30th August 2017. Henry's presentation examined the language common to the aviation classroom and the language knowledge and skills that students need for successful training, and highlighted the importance of careful language use when providing training to students that don't have English as a first language. 

You can download the presentation and worksheet from the Halldale Media website here

You can watch presentations and download papers on aviation English on our website here.

 Aviation English at APATS 2017

Cameroon CAA chooses Latitude

 Aviation English testing with the CCAA

The Cameroon Civil Aviation Authority has chosen Latitude to provide the Latitude Testing Toolkit along with test development training to enable the authority to establish an independent, sustainable language testing capability for personnel across the aviation industry. Training will take place in Yaoundé, Cameroon in 2017 and 2018.  
If you have a specific language training and testing requirement, contact

Qatar Airways chooses Latitude

 Aviation English testing with Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways has selected the Latitude Testing Toolkit in order to establish an independent, in-house aviation English testing capability for flight crew. The core of the Toolkit is Latitude’s English Test for Aviation for pilots, the first test in the world to be endorsed by ICAO*. The test measures English language proficiency according to the ICAO rating scale. Initial personnel training took place in Doha, Qatar in July 2017.
Find out more about the Latitude Testing Toolkit here.

* The ETA held a conditional ICAO endorsement from 2012 to 2013.

Checkpoint Solo is launched

 Aviation English language testing

Checkpoint Solo is a web-based test of English for student selection featuring an integrated webcam application which allows ATOs to test applicants remotely. Checkpoint Solo means that applicants for flight and air traffic control training are able to take the Checkpoint test anywhere without the need to travel to a test centre. This brings flexibility and convenience to the student selection process while maintaining test security and the reliability of Checkpoint scores. Further information on Checkpoint Solo will be available on our website soon.