International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations

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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, Quebec, Canada.

History[edit]

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.)[citation needed] Furthermore, they did not have a voice at the newly formed International Civil Aviation Organization.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] At the beginning of its existence the IFALPA shared offices with its British affiliate.[citation needed] By 1955 the organization had matured enough to establish its own headquarters in Montreal to be co-located with ICAO.[citation needed]

Membership[edit]

In 1976 the IFALPA had 54,000 members in 60 countries. By 2015 that had grown to over 100,000 pilots in over 100 countries.[citation needed]

Connections with ICAO[edit]

IFALPA has a number of standing committees in regulatory, industrial and safety/technical areas. It also has permanent membership on a number of ICAO Panels and Task Forces to provide pilot input into regulations, design criteria, Air Traffic Management and Airport requirements just to name a few.[1][2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Our History
  2. ^ A. Percy Coldrick and Philip Jones. The international directory of the trade union movement New York Macmillan, 1979 ISBN 978-0333212509 pp.210, 213

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