What Language Do Pilots Use when Addressing the Passengers?
Many people are curious about what language pilots use, and if there is a standard language. The answer is not straightforward. Because English is true of many other industries, it is the most widely used aviation lingo.
In some areas of Europe, including Spain and Paris, the official language of the country may be used. This occurs in Canada as well. Because the pilots are mostly French, it’s no surprise that the common language on the radio in Montreal is usually French. If another language is heard aboard during a flight, don’t feel uncomfortable or unprofessional.