The English for Aviation Language Testing System (EALTS) is designed to accurately determine the English Language proficiency of the test taker according to the ICAO Language Proficiency Requirements (LPRs). Whilst the certification issued is valid for the period of years determined by ICAO, LTAS Ltd make no representation about the language of the test taker once the test is completed. The test itself states only that, on that day, in that environment
- The test taker produced a sample of spoken language best described by the criteria laid out at a specific level according to each discrete section of the ICAO LPRs
- The test taker demonstrated collaborative and non-collaborative listening comprehension ability best described by the criteria laid out at a specific level according to the ICAO LPRs
Whilst the test is specifically designed to determine this level, and a recording of the sample of language produced on the day is stored, possession of an EALTS certificate alone should not be the sole method of determining suitability for employment in any specific environment. Further, language ability, especially language that is not considered native to the user, can degrade over time (hence the ICAO recommended retest period). The ability of the test-taker in the use of Aviation English should be checked by a relevant supervisory system on a daily basis at the user’s place of employment.
LTAS Ltd, it’s test centres, assessors and any other party involved in creating, producing, or delivering the EALTS shall not be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special, punitive, or similar damages arising out of access to, use of, acceptance by or interpretation of the results by any third party, or any errors or omissions in the content hereof.