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Aviation English Competency Test
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires that the English proficiency of pilots and air traffic controllers not only be standardized, but also be formally evaluated.
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Aviation English Competency Test

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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requires that the English proficiency of pilots and air traffic controllers not only be standardized, but also be formally evaluated.

 

The decision to address language proficiency for pilots and air traffic controllers was first made by the 32nd session of the ICAO Assembly in September 1998 as a direct response to fatal accidents in which the lack of proficiency in English was identified as a contributing factor. In March 2003, the ICAO Council adopted a comprehensive set of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) that strengthen language proficiency requirements for pilots and air traffic controllers involved in international operations.

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Description

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Scope and Requirement of AECT
Scope and Requirement of AECT
Scope
Requirement
Pronunciation
Includes an accent that is internationally intelligible
Structure
Relevant grammatical structures and sentence patterns
Vocabulary
A wide range of vocabulary which is appropriate to the situation
Fluency
Includes spontaneity and appropriate speed of delivery
Comprehension
Includes an ability to listen and understand others
Interactions
Includes an ability to manage the speaker-listener relationship effective

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ICAO Language Proficiency Rating Scale

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Conduct of AECT

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Registration
Test Dates

The test dates are as follows:

  • 26 December 2017 

  • 30 January 2018
  • 27 February 2018
  • 27 March 2018
  • 24 April 2018
  • 30 May 2018
  • 26 June 2018
  • 31 July 2018
  • 28 August 2018
  • 25 September 2018
  • 30 October 2018
  • 27 November 2018
  • 26 December 2018
  • 29 January 2019
Test Fee

Candidates are required to complete a registration form and make payment at RELC on the day of their test. Payment is to be made directly to RELC by cash, Visa or MasterCard only.

 

The test fee, as stipulated by RELC, will be charged as follows:

Test Fee
 Candidature Per Test Date
Test Fee Per Candidate
1
$2,280 (inclusive of GST)
2
$1,140 (inclusive of GST)
3
$760 (inclusive of GST)
4
$570 (inclusive of GST)
5
$456 (inclusive of GST)
6
$380 (inclusive of GST)
7
$380 (inclusive of GST)
8
$380 (inclusive of GST)
Note:
There will be NO refund of test fees in case of late attendance/ no show.
Test Venue

RELC Examinations Bureau
Level 3, RELC Building , 30 Orange Grove Road , Singapore 258352

 

Please refer to Location Map of RELC Examinations Bureau.