Ryu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 483 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2338 times:
I know (from listening to United's famous Channel 9) that ATC in Russia with Russian aircraft is in Russian.
But anyone know if the other republics besides Russia also still use Russian language ATC or did they switch to their native language or maybe even 100% English? If a Russian plane flew to say, Kazakstan, what language would it use there?
OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 12 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
Russian being an official ICAO language, you still have Russian speaking only ATC in some part of Russia. When we fly to remote areas, such as north eastern Siberia, we organize a russian navigator on board to translate. Same when we have to land in airports not covered by Jeppesen library due to the "russian" only ATC.
You usually get information on the language status when you check the FIR Notam.