Feedback on occurrences and some safety studies prompted ICAO to recommend new language proficiency requirements. This paper focuses on the type of data that influenced this effort to reduce accidents involving the “language barrier”. It also proposes to better define and record the linguistic factors in databases. A literature review on the main linguistic contributory factors to air-ground miscommunications breaks them down into sub-categories. Subsequently, the paper discusses the “language barrier” as a potential “safety barrier”. It seems essential to better track and record these successful safety barriers (or nets) related to human behaviors. They should be expanded through a “positive” taxonomy that would ultimately help in evaluating the resilience of the aviation system.
& Pouliquen, Y.
(2007). Linguistic Factors in the Overall Aviation Safety Framework. 2007 International Symposium on Aviation Psychology, 77-83.