Language proficiency

General

If a pilot uses official radio-telephony frequencies (ATC/FIS), he/she must demonstrate language proficiency on the pilot license, in the appropriate language used by the corresponding air traffic service. This in accordance with EASA PART-FCL.055. The applicable language on official radio-telephony frequencies in Belgian air space is English.

 

The rules applicable in the Belgian Airspace, as well as the licensing conditions of BCAA with regards to language proficiency, the conditions for acceptance of foreign language proficiency certificates, as well as the requirements for language proficiency assessment of the BCAA are described in the Procedure Manual Language Proficiency.


This document contains guidelines and interpretations of the actual international (ICAO), European (EASA) and Belgian national language proficiency legislation and answers to many common questions regarding this topic.


IMPORTANT: Starting the 1st of January 2016, the main modifications that will be applicable with regards to language assessment, acceptable for Belgian license holders are: Active assessment of R/T (radio phraseology) becomes mandatory and assessments with foreign recognized LAB (Language Assessment Bodies) and assessors, must be requested and approved, prior to the assessment, at BCAA, via BCAA.lic.dir@mobilit.fgov.be
 
Below you may find the list of BCAA approved LAB.

 

BCAA APPROVED LAB

BE-LAB-002 Belgocontrol/ELPAC
Tervuursesteenweg, B-1820 Steenokkerzeel, Belgium
In house assessments only at Belgocontrol
R/T-TEST
 
BE-LAB-003 Aerosolutions
Luchthaven Antwerpen, box 33, B-2100 Deurne Antwerpen, Belgium
In house assessments only at BAFA
www.aerosolutions.be
NO R/T-TEST POSSIBLE
 
BE-LAB-004 BAFA/BELP
Luchthaven Antwerpen, box 33, B-2100 Deurne Antwerpen, Belgium
In house assessments only at BAFA
http://www.bafa.be/
PILOTS ONLY
ENGLISH ONLY
R/T-TEST
 
BE-LAB-006 Air-English.com
Route d'Hatrival 31, B-6870 Saint-Hubert (Belgium)
Mobile assessments
http://www.air-english.com
PILOTS & ATCO
ENGLISH ONLY
R/T-TEST
 
BE-LAB-007 Eurocontrol/MUAC
Horsterweg 11, 6199 AC Maastricht Airport, The Netherlands
In house assessments only at Eurocontrol
http://www.eurocontrol.int   
ATCO ONLY
ENGLISH ONLY
R/T-TEST
 
 
BE-LAB-009 Elexam.com
Kruisboommolenstraat 7, office 9, 8800 Roeselare
Mobile assessments
http://www.elexam.com
PILOTS ONLY
ENGLISH ONLY
R/T-TEST
 
 
BE-LAB-010 AEPS – Aviation English Private School
Rue René Descartes 2/24, B-7000 Mons, Belgium
Mobile assessments
http://www.aeps.be  
PILOTS ONLY
ENGLISH ONLY
R/T-TEST
 
BE-LAB-011 Aviatest.eu
Camp haie 33, B-7890 Ellezelles, Belgium
Mobile assessments
http://www.aviatest.eu    
PILOTS ONLY
ENGLISH ONLY
R/T-TEST