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Payments can be made online. Select your preferred payment option and proceed with the necessary payment process. This concludes the test registration process.
Test slots are secured once the registration process is concluded. Test takers shall receive a test confirmation notification via email. The notification also contains reporting instructions for all test takers.
AECA is an English proficiency assessment for individuals working in the aviation industry who wish to ascertain their level of English proficiency relevant to their field of work. There are three variations of the test; one for pilots, one for cabin crew and one for aircraft maintenance personnel. For Pilots, AECA evaluates the level of proficiency in accordance with the ICAO’s language proficiency requirements ref. ICAO document 9835 2nd edition.
Yes. AECA uses the same 6 levels of language proficiency as described in ICAO document 9835.
AECA for Pilots has been specifically designed and tested to measure a pilot’s ability to communicate in English in both radiotelephony and face to face contexts.
If you are asked to sit for AECA, it means your organisation needs to demonstrate the ICAO language proficiency levels of all personnel to the civil aviation authority in your country, in accordance with ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements.
AECA is designed for pilots, cabin crew and aircraft maintenance personnel who wish to demonstrate or provide evidence of their English language proficiency levels.
AECA is delivered at an approved AECA Test Centre. Currently, the only approved test centre is located at:
Aviation Language Test Centre (ALTC)
A-16-2 and A-16-3, Plaza Glomac, Kelana Jaya
47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan
Tel: +603-7886 6862
The time it takes to complete the AECA test depends on which test you are taking:
AECA for Flight Crew: 60 min
AECA for Cabin Crew: 60 min
AECA for Maintenance Crew: 105 min
AECA for Flight Crew consists of 2 sections, i.e. a speaking and a listening section.
AECA for Cabin Crew consists of 2 sections, i.e. a speaking and a listening section.
AECA for Maintenance Crew consists of 4 sections, i.e. a Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Section.
If you did not obtain the level you wanted, and are repeating AECA, you are required to sit the entire test, even if you received a low score for only one component. Results from previous tests are not carried forward.
No two Test Takers will sit for the exact same test.
AECA assesses a Test Taker’s ability to speak and understand English in aviation-related contexts including routine or non routine situations.
Yes. Test Takers need to be familiar with aviation knowledge that is relevant to their field of work, i.e. knowledge of flight operations and situations relevant to flight crew, cabin crew and maintenance crew.
Test Takers can prepare for AECA whether by improving their proficiency in Aviation English, applying for an AECA preparation course or attempting the online practice tests available on the website.
No. Completing an English language program delivered by any language provider, does not guarantee you will achieve your desired level.
You need to bring:
You must bring the above identification documents in order to be permitted to sit the test. You cannot use your own paper or notes, a dictionary or mobile phone during the test.
Results are issued 5 working days after the test date. Results may be made available to Test Takers directly from the test centre or via the AECA website.
Yes. If you feel the result does not accurately reflect your test performance, you can request your test be remarked. If you wish to appeal your AECA result, contact your local AECA Test Centre as soon as possible after you receive your results.
AECA assesses your performance using the six-band ICAO language proficiency rating scale. The minimum level to achieve ICAO compliance is Level 4.
There are six language criteria for each level: pronunciation, language structure, vocabulary, fluency, interactions and comprehension. Your lowest score on any criterion will determine your overall score. In other words, you need to achieve at least Level 4 in each of the six criteria.
National civil aviation authorities determine how long your test score remains valid. ICAO recommendations are:
The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is a body within the United Nations with responsibility for international civil aviation governance. ICAO has passed regulation requiring all member states to demonstrate by March 2011 that their international pilots and air traffic controllers are proficient in the English language.
The new ICAO standards in relation to language proficiency requirements are as follows: