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RELTA highlighted at Middle East aviation event


RMIT English Worldwide Aviation Relationship Manager, Rachele Zito and Regional Manager Middle East, Zeyad Ahmed have attended an Aviation workshop in Kuwait. 

The Interregional English Language Proficiency Workshop was organised by the Asia Pacific, European and North Atlantic and Middle Eastern regional offices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), a United Nations Specialised Agency.

The event, which was sponsored by the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation, had over 100 participants representing licensing authorities, airlines, air navigation service providers and language testing and training providers such as RMIT Training. 

The workshop reinforced the importance of Language Proficiency Requirements which are critical to the safety of the Aviation industry worldwide. To achieve this crucial objective, ICAO strongly recommends that language proficiency tests evaluated and recognised by ICAO are used to endorse all pilot and air traffic controller's licenses in ICAO’s 191 Member States.  

The RMIT English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA) was recognised by ICAO earlier this year. RELTA is one of only two of a number of language proficiency tests worldwide that have been recognised by ICAO. 

Rachele Zito had the opportunity to address workshop participants about RELTA’s journey to achieve this prestigious recognition and was invited to be a member of the ICAO European and North Atlantic language proficiency requirements task force.  

“This workshop highlighted the extremely important contribution RELTA has made to support ICAO's global safety objectives,” Ms Zito said.

“The highly professional team at RMIT Training have dedicated themselves to achieving excellence since the inception of RELTA more than ten years ago, and should be congratulated for this significant accomplishment.” 

The effective implementation of English Language Proficiency Requirements for all ICAO Member States will continue to be supported through I-HELPP  (ICAO - Home of the English Language Proficiency Programme) in which RMIT Training will play a significant supporting role.

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