Philip Shawcross has a BA Honours degree from the University of Manchester, a teaching degree and a Masters from the University of Toulouse and a BTS in Translation. He worked as a training consultant within Aeroformation (Airbus Training) from 1972 to 1986 and the Air France Group from 1976 to 2008. He developed his first Aviation English course in 1974 and, with Fiona Robertson, co-founded ICAEA in 1991, being president from 2007 to 2013. He is the author of English for Aircraft (Editions Belin) and Flightpath (CUP). He is still involved in courseware development and teacher training.