Do air traffic controllers worldwide all communicate in English?

  1. itsameanoldscene profile image61
    itsameanoldsceneposted 7 years ago

    Do air traffic controllers worldwide all communicate in English?

    therefore do pilots worldwide have to speak English?

  2. Pente profile image84
    Penteposted 7 years ago

    I remember many years ago reading a newspaper article about a major airline accident caused by very poor English amongst a foreign pilot. The article noted that proficiency in English was required amongst all airline traffic controllers and pilots. Unfortunately for the hundreds of victims, there was no standardization of standards on what being proficient in English meant.

 
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