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IFALPA Meetings at a Glance

dg cOMMITTEE MEETINg There were several concerns raised over
Under the chairmanship of Captain Scott instances where pilots were being made to
Schwartz (USA), the IFALPA Dangerous exceed the FTL on a continual basis, or the Register via the Members Area
Goods (DG) Committee met in Tokyo from FTL waived to accommodate the exceedance.
the 17th to the 19th of September at the kind This will be referred to the FTL working group
invitation of ALPA Japan. Whilst the main for further advice. In addition, there were HEL Committee Meeting
topics discussed were Lithium batteries and several issues relating to Low Cost Carriers and Oct. 10 - 12, 2016 - Melbourne
undeclared DG, the 27 Delegates also went contract pilots which have been referred to
through a great number of reports and papers PGA for further guidance. AAP Committee Meeting
in preparation for the forthcoming ICAO DG Oct. 14 - 16, 2016 - Casablanca
Panel meeting in Montreal, in order to provide HEL cOMMITTEE MEETINg
the Chairman with appropriate input. IFALPA The Helicopter Committee meeting was AGE Committee Meeting
will present four papers to the DGP. The generously hosted by AusALPA in Melbourne Oct. 18 - 20, 2016 - Oaxaca
Committee also worked on three new Position this year. The meeting was successful and
Papers on electronic nOTOC, Lithium developed IFALPA’s positions regarding ASIA/PAC Regional Meeting
batteries in the flight deck and PEDs belonging Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), the Nov. 1 - 3, 2016 - Sydney
to the Operator. use of single engine helicopters, and
Performance-Based navigation (PBn). This AMF Committee Meeting
AFI/MId REgIONAL MEETINg year’s work will focus on fatigue management Nov. 3, 2016 - Montreal
The meeting began with a highly successful in helicopter operations, effects of RPAS on
safety seminar, opened by the Minister of helicopter operations, and competency-based SEC Committee Meeting
Public Works and Transport from Algeria with training for helicopter pilots. Any Member Nov. 7 - 9, 2016 – Hong Kong
presentations representing the DGCA, the Association with helicopter pilots is invited to
Airport authority and the Air navigation attend these meetings. HUPER Committee Meeting
Service Provider. IFALPA provided presenta- Nov. 8 - 11, 2016 – Bangkok
tions on RVSM, Runway Safety and Fatigue
Management. Legal Committee Meeting
In dealing with the Technical and Safety Nov. 9 - 10, 2016 - Montreal
issues in the Region there remain concerns
with the standard of Air Traffic Control in ATS Committee Meeting
several areas. It was explained that we have Nov. 14 - 16, 2016 - Frankfurt
seen a dramatic rise in the Vertical Collision
Risk and that we needed to work on all levels PGA Committee Meeting
to see that the necessary action is taken. The Nov. 28 - 29, 2016 - Bogota
meeting requested that another safety bulletin
be issued reminding those who operate into Executive Board Meeting
the Region to follow the IATA In-flight Left to right: Capt. Matthew nielsen (Heli Dec. 2 - 4, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro
Broadcast Procedure (IFBP) for the AFI Chair, AFAP), Capt. David Booth (President
Region and to take extra precautions when AFAP), Capt. Jeff Smith (Vice-Chair, IFALPA CAR/SAM Regional Meeting
operating. It was noted again that many of the HEL Committee), Capt. Ben Mansumitchai Dec. 5 - 7, 2016 – Rio de Janeiro
controllers do have sufficient training and that (IFALPA EVP Asia/Pacific), Gordon Margison
there are too few of them at the various centers (Technical Officer, IFALPA).
and towers.

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