Language Of ATC In Non English Speaking Countrys

Sat Aug 10, 2002 4:31 pm

What language does ATC speak in in non english speaking countrys. Also what language do the pilots speak in in these countrys when they are communicating with ATC.
Thanks Ryan
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RE: Language Of ATC In Non English Speaking Countr

Sat Aug 10, 2002 4:34 pm

In Taiwan, all pilots must speak English to ATC, even Chinese pilots. In Japan, they also speak English only.

But in PRC, they can speak Mandarin as well. In Korea, they can speak Korean as well.
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RE: Language Of ATC In Non English Speaking Countrys

Sat Aug 10, 2002 5:01 pm

Technically, all ATC and pilots MUST be able to speak English. Realistically, ATC has to know English and pilots flying out of the country need to know English. But in most countries, the native language is just fine within the borders of said country.
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RE: Language Of ATC In Non English Speaking Countrys

Sat Aug 10, 2002 5:30 pm

In Indonesia, all ATC conversations are carried in English. However, sometimes you hear the local lingo when Ground is talking to airport vehicles. Some small airfields talk in Indonesian.... but I'll let the regular flyers here tell me instead of me telling you...

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