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t is both an immense pleasure more infrastructure than others,
Iand occasionally an unexpect- there are also some Member Asso-
ed challenge to work as a Regional ciations (MAs) with more resourc-
Vice President in the Asia Pacifc re- es than others; hence I see a need
gion; the North Pacifc is one of the to leverage the competencies and
most exciting, diverse, and dynamic capabilities between member asso-
areas in the world. In the last decade, ciations to provide support and bal-
many of my colleagues in the West ance between associations as well as
have struggled to cope with redun- regions. IFALPA becomes a stronger
dancies, downsizing, and resource organization whenever MAs take
consolidation. Meanwhile, APAC the opportunity to share resources,
operators have experienced surging knowledge base, templates, and best
demand for air travel, inefcient air- practices, so we can leverage our
space and operational restrictions capabilities from those MAs that
stemming from excessive demand, have more experience, resources, or
Brian Legge and a shortage of experienced fight preparation.
Regional Vice President crew to operate the hundreds of new All of the associations I work
North Pacific (RVP NOP)
aircraf arriving each and every year. for in the North Pacifc are fantas-
According to IATA, trafc growth in tic organizations with great leader-
Asia is forecast to continue at 6.2% ship teams. However, in this update,
against a worldwide average of 4.3% there are three in particular I want
through the year 2030! to focus on.
Diferences in socio-econom- Mongolia may be relatively small
ic culture, legal framework, and in numbers but they have a team of
political support have resulted in dedicated pilots working diligently
dramatic variations in air trafc to amend their constitution to form
services infrastructure, operational an umbrella-like framework, capa-
support capability, and regulatory ble of supporting and representing
oversight between States. Terefore, aircrew from multiple airlines. Te
there is a need to harmonize trafc Mongolian members are working to
services to provide a seamless tran- raise their profle by taking a more
sition between FIRs, streamline air active role in technical matters and
trafc fow management systems, engaging more with IFALPA. To
and provide assistance to those that end, they have volunteered to
States requiring additional training, host the 2015 Asia Pacifc region-
guidance, or infrastructure support. al meeting in Ulaanbaatar. IFALPA
To achieve these ambitious goals, will work closely with the Mongo-
ICAO’s Aviation System Block Up- lian Pilots Association to help build
grades (ASBU), Seamless ATM a stronger, more inclusive associa-
Planning, and various ATS Plan- tion, and together, we will reinforce
ning and Implementation groups the need for the Mongolian regula-
(PIRGs) are high on the priority list tor to balance accountability with
throughout the region. system learning: a core tenant of just
Just as there are some States with culture.

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