• Olena Petrashchuk National Aviation University
  • Oksana Vasiukovych National Aviation University




air traffic controller, aviation safety, flight crew, professional language competence, radiotelephony communication, spoken aviation english, standard ICAO phraseology


The article deals with a new look at learning Aviation English to effectively conduct ‘from air-to-ground’ communication. The communication is based on both radiotelephony phraseology and plain English. The results of aviation oral discourse analysis linguistic profile research are presented in the article. The ratio of phraseology and plain English use identifies the twofold nature of the communication which should be taken into account while developing an English language training course for aviation personnel according to ICAO language requirements.

Author Biographies

Olena Petrashchuk, National Aviation University

Petrashchuk Olena (1955). Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences. Professor.
Institute of Air Navigation (National Aviation University).
Education: Dniepropetrovsk State University, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine (1977).
Research area: English for special (aviation) purposes, L2 professional/ multi-cultural communication, discourse analysis.

Oksana Vasiukovych, National Aviation University

Vasiukovych Oksana (1987). Lecturer. Post-graduate student.
Institute of Air Navigation (National Aviation University),
Education: National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv, Ukraine (2009).
Research area: aviation English language competency of future air traffic controllers.


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How to Cite

Petrashchuk, O., & Vasiukovych, O. (2015). RATIONALE FOR LINGUISTIC PROFILE OF AVIATION ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRAINING COURSE. Proceedings of National Aviation University, 63(2), 112–119. https://doi.org/10.18372/2306-1472.63.8878