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RELTA positioned as Aviation English solution in Madrid

Aviation Relationship Manager, Rachele Zito presenting at the Congress.

The fourth annual World Air Traffic Management (ATM) Congress was recently held in Madrid, opened by Spain's Minister of Public Works and Transport, Ana María Pastor Julián.

The largest event of its type, the Congress brings together aviation leaders to discuss and demonstrate the latest innovative technologies and measures to transform air traffic management performance and safety.

In attendance were RMIT Training Regional Manager Middle East, Zeyad Ahmed and Aviation Relationship Manager, Rachele Zito. 

Ms Zito was invited to speak to the Technical University of Madrid regarding the importance of communication between pilots flying remotely, those in manned aircraft and air traffic controllers.  

“This was particularly relevant, as research presented at the conference regarding remotely piloted aircraft highlighted communication as an issue they must address,” she said.  

“As a result, my presentation on the RMIT English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA) and Aviation English courses as a solution to their concerns was very welcomed.”

Ms Zito also presented ‘English Language Proficiency Requirements: The impact on the Aviation Industry’.

She said the conference was a good opportunity to highlight the ongoing support RMIT Training has provided the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) safety initiatives over the past 10 years.   

“My main presentation illustrated RMIT Training’s expertise in providing high level training and testing solutions for the Aviation industry, the benefits we can offer pilots and air traffic controllers and the strong alliance we have with ICAO,” she said.

“RELTA is recognised by ICAO as a valid and reliable tool to achieve critical safety requirements.”    

The conference examined topical issues for today’s aviation leaders; including airspace capacity, aviation noise, improving efficiency and exploring emerging technology—like remote towers—that impact the provision of air traffic services at airports. 

The World ATM Congress is produced by the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation in partnership with the Air Traffic Control Association.

RMIT Training offers English language training and testing for aviation personnel to help them meet ICAO standards. 

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