RMIT University has achieved a major aviation milestone, delivering its 25,000th language proficiency test for pilots and air traffic controllers.
More than 25,000 pilots and air traffic controllers have now attained an International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) language proficiency level through RMIT's English Language Test for Aviation (RELTA).
Rachel Holthouse, CEO of RMIT Training, said she was pleased with the result.
"Our partners worldwide are to be congratulated on achieving such a significant milestone," she said.
"It would not have been possible without their hard work in promoting RELTA, and in rigorously enforcing the high standards of this globally-recognised test."
RELTA testing began in 2006, with just 272 candidates.
In the first two years, more than 14,000 tests were conducted as a result of China's push for pilots and air traffic controllers to achieve English language proficiency ahead of the Beijing Olympics.
RELTA continues to grow as new partners adopt the product as their preferred testing system, with more than 500 candidates tested in the last three months alone.
Ms Holthouse said RMIT was determined to contribute to aviation safety by maintaining its position as a world leader in English language proficiency testing.
Last year RELTA was endorsed by ICAO, making it one of only four aviation English proficiency testing systems recognised worldwide.
RMIT Training is a company wholly owned by RMIT University.