How do air traffic control personnel communicate with pilots from other countries with different languages?

Asked By: jd.72445 - 7/7/2007
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Great question. I've flown to fifty one countries on six continents and for the most part, English is the universal ATC language. But, and this is a huge but, just because we are all speaking the same language, doesn't mean we're doing a very good job of communicating. Accents, and dialects coupled with the inherent... More
Answered By: John B - 7/7/2007
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English is the language of international commercial aviation around the world.
Answered By: pbleek - 7/7/2007
No they do not. ENGLISH is the language of the air ways. Air traffic all around the world english is used. I am not sure about Russian air space.
Answered By: John Paul - 7/7/2007
usually, in all parts of the world english is the most dominate language for air traffic controllers.
Answered By: Corey M - 7/7/2007
To ensure communication, all pilots and all controllers everywhere are required to be able to speak and understand English, although they may use any compatible language. So a French pilot could talk to a French controller in French.
Answered By: peter s - 7/7/2007
English is the international language of civilian aviation for controllers (at least for subscriber nations to the International Civil Aviation Organization). Contrary to what has been posted, however, not all pilots are required to read, speak, and understand English---pilots operating in U.S. airspace are so required... More
Answered By: MALIBU CANYON - 7/7/2007
To fly in the U.S., pilots must be able to communicate in English, otherwise they can't fly. I'm sure in their own country, they speak their own language.
Answered By: Crossfire Kelly - 7/7/2007
The international language is English.
Answered By: arct1ckn1ght - 7/7/2007
english. the air law usually declares necesitty of proven English capability to fly abroad. drug mules and those not speaking english are easily treated by the air defence system.
Answered By: Honza_Urban - 7/8/2007
English has been adopted as the official language used in aviation.
Answered By: snaketat - 7/8/2007
Eso es porque desemejante de la manera que las cosas están entrando aquí en el inglés de Estados Unidos está la lengua universal de la aviación. translation: That is because unlike the way things are going here in the United States english is the universal language of aviation.
Answered By: pecker_head_bill - 7/8/2007
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