Mesa CRJ7 near Nashville, fuel leak followed by engine fire warning (26 Jan 2017)

A Mesa Airlines Canadair CRJ-700 on behalf of United, registration N515MJ performing flight YV-6176/UA-6176 from Washington Dulles,DC to Nashville,TN (USA) with 65 people on board, was descending through about 15,000 feet towards Nashville when the crew observed a rapid loss of fuel and declared emergency. About 3 minutes later the …

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Nippon Cargo Boeing 747-8 strikes a flock of large birds at Chicago (Jan 21 2017)

A Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-800, registration JA11KZ performing freight flight KZ-192 from Chicago O’Hare,IL (USA) to Frankfurt Hahn (Germany), was in the initial climb out of O’Hare’s runway 28R when the crew reported they flew through a flock of large birds. The report listed about 20-25 birds, at about …

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American Airbus A-321 suffers lightning strike during go-around (Jan 22 2017)

An American Airlines Airbus A321-200, registration N106NN performing flight AA-179 from New York JFK,NY to San Francisco,CA (USA), was on final approach to San Francisco’s runway 28L at about 14:37L when the crew received a windshear alert and initiated a go-around. The crew climbed to 5000 feet and positioned for …

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Plane crashes after departure from Hawthorne Airport (KHHR) (21st March 2016)

The small aircraft — a light-sport, weight-shift-control plane, with only one person on board — was departing Hawthorne Municipal Airport when it crashed, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said. Aerial video showed the wreckage was significant and the plane was in pieces. Have a listen to this recording …

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Delta McDonnel Douglas MD-90 rejected take-off at Atlanta (27th Apr 2016)

A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-90, registration N940DN performing flight DL-873 from Atlanta,GA to Miami,FL (USA), was cleared for takeoff from Atlanta’s runway 27R. A Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88, registration N913DE performing flight DL-749 from Miami,FL to Atlanta,GA (USA), had landed on Atlanta’s runway 27L and was taxiing along …

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KLM 737-800 Near collision with a drone (UAV) at Amsterdam (6th May 2016)

A KLM Boeing 737-800 performing flight KL-1286 from Edinburgh,SC (UK) to Amsterdam (Netherlands), was on final approach to Amsterdam’s runway 18R descending through 600 feet AGL when the crew spotted a drone passing their aircraft about 30 meters/100 feet to their left. The aircraft continued for a safe landing on …

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Emirates B777 emergency landing & fire at Dubai International (3rd Aug 2016)

An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300, registration A6-EMW performing flight EK-521 from Thiruvananthapuram (India) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) with 282 passengers and 18 crew, was on final approach to Dubai’s runway 12L at 12:41L (08:41Z) but attempted to go around from low height. The aircraft however did not climb, but …

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English with Flying Colors: The Aviation English and the International Civil Aviation Organisation

There are several reasons for the English language to become lingua franca of aviation including some historical turning points for the world aviation and some specific linguistic features of the language itself. This paper aims to firstly present a short, yet interesting history of implementation of English as standardized language …

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Aviation English Academy Forms Partnership with the Hong Kong International Aviation Organisation

(Hong Kong) March 24, 2016 – “We have just formed a strategic partnership that will provide an all-inclusive flight training program for Hong Kong students wanting to develop a career in international aviation.” That was how CEO Graham Green described the new working agreement between the Australian based Aviation English …

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Nobody seems to speak English here today: Enhancing assessment and training in aviation English

In 2003 the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) strengthened the provisions that English be made available for international radiotelephony communication.  ICAO also developed standards for English proficiency for international pilots and air traffic controllers. However, these standards are applied variably from country to country and in no country are native …

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Aviation English in South African airspace

A lack of English proficiency and failure to use standard phraseology played a role in the world’s largest aviation disaster which occurred in Tenerife in 1977 . As a result, the crucial role of effective communication between pilots and airtraffic controllers (ATCs) came under scrutiny, with the International Civil Aviation …

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ICAO Journal: 2015 – 4

ACTION ON THE ENVIRONMENT. State’s action plans drive partnerships and progress emissions/noise standards move ahead inder ICAO CAEP E-GAP seminar showcases emissions reduction aircraft end-of-life practices. State profile Special Features: United Arab Emirates Russian Federation. Also in the issue: ICAO Air Navigation Commission 200th Session. Public private partnerships. ADS-B to …

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Intercultural communication and discourse analysis: The case of Aviation English

Historically, applied linguistics has tended to shift from a theoretical approach toward a problem solving approach. Intercultural communication as a field of study has gained its position through asking how people from different cultures communicate and how misunderstanding can be prevented. Within the domain of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) …

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Pilots/Air Traffic Controllers Phraseology Study

As the world becomes more and more “global”, language becomes a key factor in the efficiency of Pilot – Air Traffic Control (ATC) communications. Language and communication issues are very important because a miscommunication could potentially lead to a dangerous situation without any of the involved stakeholders being aware. The …

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