International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations
The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations (IFALPA) is a worldwide association of national pilots' associations. IFALPA was founded in 1948 and is based in Montreal, Canada.
After the end of the Second World War as international civil aviation began to re-establish itself, pilots around the world realized that their associations could not protect them across national boundaries. Furthermore, they did not have a voice at the newly formed International Civil Aviation Organization. At a meeting in London in April 1948 a conference of pilot associations was held that formed the International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations. At the beginning of its existence the IFALPA shared offices with its British affiliate. By 1955 the organization had matured enough to establish its own headquarters. In 1976 the IFALPA had 54,000 members in 60 countries.
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