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RELTA supports ICAO's I-HELPP initiative

RELTA (the RMIT English Language Test for Aviation) is one of only two English language proficiency tests that has received recognition from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations specialized agency.

ICAO’s recognition of RELTA reflects its dedication to global air safety and the importance of language compliance in achieving this outcome. Miguel Marin, Programme Manager of I-HELPP (ICAO Home of English Language Proficiency Programme), commented on RELTA.

"The RELTA test has recently been recognised by ICAO for conformance with its international Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPS) with regard to the Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs).

“We at ICAO look forward to working with RELTA under the I-HELPP initiative to support States around the world to implement the LPRs and to offer an acceptable means of compliance,” he said.

I-HELPP is an initiative of ICAO to increase awareness of the Language Proficiency Requirements amongst the ICAO Member States and to support them in the implementation of the LPRs by helping make recognised tests available to all States.

States will also be able to benefit from other support and tools offered as part of the scheme. Test Service Providers will also be supported under the scheme in the development and implementation of effective language tests.

Over 29,000 pilots and air traffic controllers have completed a RELTA test since its inception in 2005; and it has been endorsed by the Civil Aviation Authorities of 25 Member States.

RELTA has been developed by RMIT English Worldwide (REW) and is an example of the tailored language solutions REW has become known for.

For more information about RELTA or RMIT English Worldwide visit https://rmitenglishworldwide.com/aviation-english

For more information about ICAO visit https://www.icao.int/about-icao/Pages/default.aspx