What are the services we offer?

  • FCL.055 TEST
  • REMOTE TESTING
  • ON SITE TESTING
  • SCHEDULED SESSION
  • ON DEMAND SESSION
  • PREPARATORY COURSES

FCL.055 TEST

AEPS has developed a language proficiency test fully compliant with EASA regulations (FCL.055) and widely recognised by the pilot community, due to :

  • tests adapted to the private and professional aviation environment
  • the accuracy of levels awarded
  • the professionalism and friendliness of the assessors
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What are the different elements of the AEPS test?

The AEPS test comprises 2 parts:

1 - An evaluation of general English ability, based on :

  • A short presentation
  • A description of a photograph
  • A text reading
  • An open question

2 - An evaluation of operational ability based on R/T communication during a simulated VFR or IFR flight

How many assessors are there?

There are always 2 assessors:

  • A linguistic assessor who will evaluate your general English ability
  • An operational assessor who will evaluate your ability to use standard phraseology

How many candidates are evaluated at the same time?

You will be alone in front of the assessors during the test.

Are you able to award a level 6?

Yes.

REMOTE TESTING

Take your English test without leaving home!

Avoid the hassle of travelling, forget the stress of having to be on time for an appointment and gain time for you and your family thanks to the AEPS FCL.055 language proficiency test by videoconference.

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How does it work?

  1. Register for a test on a date that suits you (scheduled or on demand)
  2. You will receive your confirmed appointment time
  3. On the day, you will receive an e-mail inviting you to join the assessors in the virtual test room
  4. Our assessors will be with you throughout the test and will inform you of your result at the end
  5. If your test has been successful, download your FCL.055 certificate

What equipment will I need to take a remote test?

  • A modern computer
  • A webcam
  • Headphones/earbuds and a microphone
  • A stable, high-quality internet connection
  • A room where you can be alone

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Will I have to install specific software on my computer?

No!
The videoconference tool used by AEPS doesn’t need any installation.
However, it is recommended you use CHROME browser

I am not available on any of the dates offered in your calendar, what can I do?

Order an on demand test! In this case we will find a mutually convenient date when you can take the test.

I don’t live in Europe, what can I do?

AEPS has built a large network of partners across the world. When you register, you will be able to choose one of the three following zones:

  • European (West, Central and East)
  • Asia/Pacific (including: New Caledonia and French polynesia)
  • Caribbean

ON SITE TESTING

The FCL.055 test in an AEPS office or at one of our partners’ locations.

How does it work?

  1. Register for a test on one of the dates and at one of the locations available
  2. You will receive confirmation of your appointment time
  3. Our assessors will be present throughout your test and will inform you of the results at the end
  4. If your test has been successful, download your FCL.055 certificate

Where is it possible to take an on site test?

AEPS has developed a large network of partners around the world. The list below shows the different places where it is possible to take your test.

Locations:

  • Belgium
  • France
  • New Caledonia
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guyana
  • La Réunion
  • Portugal
  • Germany
  • China

Is it possible to organise FCL.055 English tests on site at my flying club?

Yes, providing certain conditions are met, such as:

  • a minimum number of 6 candidates
  • the assessors’ travelling and lodging expenses are covered.
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SCHEDULED SESSION

AEPS offers a large choice of dates for both FCL.055 test sessions and preparatory courses.

Use our calendar to choose the date and service which suits you the best.

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What types of planned services are available?

  • Remote tests
  • On site tests
  • Remote preparatory courses
  • On site preparatory courses

I am not available on any of the dates offered in the calendar, what can I do?

Order an on demand test or preparatory course! In this case, we will find a date which meets your needs.

ON DEMAND SESSION

Tell us when you are available, we will do the rest!

Ordering an AEPS on demand service guarantees maximum flexibility, whatever your schedule.

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How does it work?

  1. Register for an on demand test or preparatory course
  2. AEPS will contact you to arrange a convenient date and time

Can on demand tests or courses be organised on site?

No. On demand services are carried out via video-conference.

However, please feel free to contact us - we can usually find a solution

PREPARATORY COURSES

These courses are intended for VFR or IFR pilots wanting to prepare for AEPS’s different FCL.055 language proficiency tests.

Preparatory courses are available as packs – including a set number of hours, with or without instructor, and the FCL.055 English language proficiency test.

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Which course is best suited to my needs?

AEPS has developed an online COURSE SELECTION TOOL which will enable you to find the most suitable preparatory course.

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Do you have some examples of preparatory courses?

There are three main categories of courses:

  • Online courses accessible via our platform - Touch English and Go©
    • SHORT FINAL
    • READING YOU FIVE (R/T course)
  • Programmed BUSINESS courses, including:
    • from 1 to 3 hours of lessons with instructors
    • 30 days access to the online course - SHORT FINAL
    • 30 days access to the online course -READING YOU FIVE
  • VIP courses including:
    • from 1 to 12 hours of lessons with instructors
    • 30 days access to the online course - SHORT FINAL
    • 30 days access to the online course -READING YOU FIVE
    • 1 FCL.055 test

Is there a pack without hours with an instructor?

Yes. The VIP pack.

*All our tests are carried out by two assessors.