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Successful Asia/Pacific Regional

Meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

dinner for all the delegates where IFALPA’s
Photo Courtesy of IFALPA
Senior Technical Officer, Ms. Carole
Couchman, was honoured with the prestigious
Honorary Civil Aviation Medal. On the last
afternoon, all the delegates were taken to one
of their National Parks to experience not only
the generous hospitality but a “mini” festival
where displays of the culture were given, such
as their music played on their national
instruments, horse racing, wrestling and
archery. MONALPA have 43 members, and
their teamwork and dedication to organize this
meeting deserves to be mentioned. We had the
opportunity to meet with other members of
their CAA, and it appears that hosting this
meeting has raised their profile and enhanced
he Asia/Pacific Regional meeting held in becoming IFALPA Accredited Investigators the relationship between the Association and
TUlaanbaatar (4-6 August), Mongolia, was need to attend the next Accident Analysis and the Authority.
the most successful regional meeting held in Prevention (AAP) Committee meeting that
the Asia/Pacific region. There were 36 will be held in Bangkok 10-12 November. IFALPA EVENTS
delegates representing all the Member Already there is follow up action being
Associations in the region except for Fiji, developed to use the course and trainers in Register via the Members Area of the
Indonesia, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea. It Singapore. IFALPA website:
was pleasing to be able to have all the Regional Furthermore, there was considerable
Vice Presidents present as well as new faces discussion on the growth of social media and AFI/MID Regional Meeting
from several of the Associations. the often inappropriate posting of photographs Oct. 5-7, 2015 - Pretoria
The meeting was opened by the Minister of from the flight deck. It was suggested that all
Road and Transportation, Aviation Policy Member Associations should look at instigat- Negotiations Seminar
Implementation and Regulatory Department ing some guidelines for their members to Oct. 13 - 15, 2015 - Amsterdam
Director, and the Director General of Civil protect them from inadvertently contravening AAP Committee Meeting
Aviation, both of whom welcomed all the company procedures. Nov. 10-12, 2015 - Bangkok
delegates to Mongolia and explained some of IFALPA would also look at providing some
the initiatives being undertaken in the country general guidelines to assist Member PGA Committee Meeting
as well as the relationship being built up with Associations. Nov. 9-11, 2015 - Montreal
the pilot association. Mongolia ALPA (MONALPA) provided an
Everyone actively participated in the outstanding week for all attendees, from LAG Meeting
meeting, and there were several very arranging discounted flights from various Nov. 11-12, 2015 - Montreal
productive discussions which included the locations and then upgrading almost everyone,
need for more IFALPA Accredited Accident to selecting an excellent hotel with good AMF Committee Meeting
Investigators. Information regarding the facilities not only for accommodation but also Nov. 13, 2015 - Montreal
IFALPA Accredited Accident Investigator for the meeting. They arranged a Mongolian
Scheme was given, and those interested in Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) sponsored
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