LOT POLISH AIRLINES RELTA Implementation Process Presented by Krzysztof Sysio.

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LOT POLISH AIRLINES RELTA Implementation Process Presented by Krzysztof Sysio Slide 2 RELTA (Australian) Pilot and ATC streams The Polish choice for pilots testing Slide 3 Options available to airlines & ATC providers Develop own test and/or training materials using existing capacity (language training resources) - former LOT experiences Recruit test developers/teachers to address issues - Internal LOT test developing practices before 1996 Outsource testing and training to language providers - Solution actually analysed in respect to training Form consortium with other airlines/ATC providers to combine resources for joint approach - The solution not concerned Slide 4 Start recruiting only proficient pilots - The future requirements already widely accepted Most regulators aware of requirements Polish CAA had analysed the situation carefully and long. Due to time constrain there was no possibility to make assessment of all pilots within the required time frame (before 5 mach 2008). Thus, Polish CAA decided to notify ICAO of non compliance with the requirements. Slide 5 Airlines lobbying CAAs to take a soft approach, but not in Poland There are some groups of pilots worrying about possible threads of new ICAO requirements, not the administration of the LOT Polish Airlines. Remember that the requirements would influence the B787 promotion. At the same time a large group of pilots is approaching the retirement. The 787 delivery delay becomes the factor. Implementation of proficiency testing yet to occur on wide scale (expected to occur 2008 +) - RELTA implementation scenario has already accepted by the pilots and it is being implemented Slide 6 IMPLEMENTATION THREADS Validity - There are local pronunciation preferences for spoken English and locally accepted language deficiencies that might influence the final assessment (Australian-Chinese, American- Spanish, Polish-German-French-British i.e. European English in Aviation phraseology), remember the raters are not only native speakers Slide 7 Reliability -RELTA test seems to be reliable, however the there were only 107 pilots tested from 14 th February 2008 and 7 pilots were below level 4 of only (Pilots with good English declare the will to take the examination now) - 10 LOT pilots took the examination so far, others prepeare and collect information Slide 8 Authenticity there are some comments by pilots to the situations proposed in the tests scenarios, which interpretations or behaviours are not necessarily complying with the experiences of pilots and sometimes with the common sense or SOP patterns and they still should be verified with worldwide airlines experiences Slide 9 Interactivity Only small technical corrections sometimes but rarely required Slide 10 Fairness in policy Should the raters names be available in the Examination Certificate (Polish legal issues)? Slide 11 Practicality - The examiner and rater SOPs presented by RELTA show the great experience of the test designers which, the knowledge, allows the less experienced examiners starting this job to avoid wrong proceedings and possible conflicts - The examiner and rater training principles are well prepared, however the (rater) training should be available online any time. Slide 12 Need balance The difference in professional approach to specific situations and SOPs creates the need to make an introduction to the test by the Examiner non standard situation might be affected becoming more standard one in the test to be carried. Slide 13 Listening tests Should some of the questions be tricky? Should the questions rather be put straight forward instead of creating a puzzle. Questions with four long complex sentences as proposed answers are reported to create stress and time for analysing them is too short. Slide 14 RELTA meets ICAO requirements (Doc 9835) Aviation specific Speaking and listening No reading (?) or writing Language for pilots Phraseology and Plain English ICAO criteria ICAO rating scale (R/T and plain English)! Computer mediated Slide 15 English overall knowledge uncovers deficiencies and life story of a pilot Learning English in Aviation by repetition of all subjects covered by modern ATPL programs Slide 16 The Examined Pilot from inside The heritage The family skills The education process profile The national background (the iron curtain) Political realities and preferences of Airlines Speaking test Section 3 conversation - Practicing English in day-to-day situations - English and pilots hobbies - Professional background (the conversation assessment confronting former standards and the present FAA and EASA ATPL standards for learning and training programs). Pilots individual mentality and emotions Slide 17 Pilot as RELTA examiner and rater The values and design of RELTA test can reduce the threads for a pilot being an examiner or pilot and rater at the same time: - The objective and professional examiner can only help the examined pilot and improve the inter-pilot relation by this professional attitude - the rater assessing the examination is never left alone and unsupervised which helps to create good impression of her/him as an objective and honest person within the pilots professional group. The former role of a person acting as an Examiner and Rater at the same time was risky and always raised comments Slide 18 JAR -FCL An applicant for an IR(A)[, MPL(A), ATPL(A)] or validation shall have demonstrated the ability to use the English language as set out in Appendix 1 to JARFCL 1.200. The holder of an IR(A) issued in accordance with Appendix 1 to JAR-FCL 1.200 shall have the PPL(A), CPL(A), MPL(A) or ATPL(A) extended with radiotelephony privileges in English.[Amdt.2, 01.08.02;] Slide 19 (a) flight: radio telephony relevant to all phases of flight, including emergency situations. This item in considered to be fulfilled, if the applicant has passed an IR[, MPL] or ATPL skill test or proficiency check during which the two-way radiotelephony communication is performed in English. (b) ground: all information relevant to the accomplishment of a flight, e.g. * be able to read and demonstrate an understanding of technical manuals written in English, e.g. an Operations Manual, an Aeroplane Flight Manual, etc. * pre-flight planning, weather information collection, NOTAMs, ATC Flight Plan, etc. * use of all aeronautical en-route, departure and approach charts and associated documents written in English. This item in considered to be fulfilled, if the applicant has graduated from an IR[, MPL] or ATP course given in English or if he has passed the theoretical IR or ATPL examination in English. (c) communication: be able to communicate with other crew members in English during all phases of flight, including flight preparation Slide 20 PCAO approach To fly controlled airspace, international flights both for IFR and VFR flights PCAO requires pilot to prove level 4 of proficiency in English according to new ICAO requirements Slide 21 LPR for VFR missing? RELTA offers light aircraft for only VFR flights Slide 22 Numbers 9600 licenced pilots in Poland 1700 pilots employed (ATPL,CPL) 7900 pilots flying light aircraft 2000 entries to RELTA contracted for 2 years Slide 23 Thank you


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