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Federation launches New IFALPA

new website technical officer

IFALPA is pleased to announce the latest
addition to our team, Capt David Begin, who
joins us as technical officer.
David began his aviation career in 1980
as a fighter pilot with the US Air Force. Over
his eight-year career in the military, he also
served as an instructor and subsequently as
director, wing training, responsible for
updating, maintaining, and supervising the
instruction of all training programs for
more than 200 pilots.
From 1988-2007, David was an airline
pilot, instructor pilot, and check airman
This month marks the launch of IFALPA’s IFALPA Conference, which will take place in with Northwest Airlines. As a DC-9 captain
brand new website at Panama City, Panama in March 2014. and DC-10 second officer, he flew through-
Our website now boasts a state-of-the-art Additionally, we have expanded our inter- out Europe, the US, and Canada, instructing
platform and a fresh, modern look. national social media compatibility with and evaluating both new and upgrading
Be sure to visit the site and take advan- links to nearly 300 social networks across pilots, utilizing simulators and aircraft.
tage of our new and improved features, the globe through which you can easily
including a user-friendly search engine and share IFALPA news and information.
easy access to recent publications and the There will be more updates throughout
IFALPA Daily News. You will also find the 2014, so be sure to visit often for access to
latest information regarding the 69th new and exciting content.

SeMS shifts security


Capt David Begin, the Federation’s new
technical officer, will be responsible for the
A Security Management System (SeMS) “is a acquire valid data for risk assessment.
HUPER, AGE, and HEL Committees.
holistic approach to security striving to Dissemination of security-sensitive informa-
move from a classical (reactive) perspective tion is “of paramount importance” too, lim- Most recently, as an International Civil
to a more proactive and predictive one,” ited to parties on a “need to know” basis. Aviation Organization (ICAO) aviation safety
according to a new IFALPA Position Paper To achieve a good “security culture” consultant, David contributed his expertise
issued by the Security (SEC) Committee, (including a just culture), there needs to be and communication skills to the rewrite of
which is led by Capt Craig Hall. explicit and strong support from both top ICAO Doc 9859, Safety Management Manual
The Committee defines SeMS as “a for- management and top government officials. (SMM), and the co-creation of the ICAO
mal, risk-driven method of integrating secu- Mandatory and/or voluntary confidential framework for the establishment of Local
rity into an organization.” It requires the security reporting is a necessary tool, and Runway Safety Teams.
assessment of risk via “a specific and struc- an effective reporting system sends the David brings a great deal of experience to
tured methodology without allowing a sub- message that aviation security is everyone’s his new role as technical officer at IFALPA,
jective perception of reality to interfere” responsibility. and will be responsible for the Human
(emphasis added). The complete Position Paper, Security Performance (HUPER), Aerodrome & Ground
Measuring performance is one of the Management System (SeMS), is available on Environment (AGE), and Helicopters (HEL)
biggest challenges of SeMS, and a system the Federation’s website in the Publications/ Committees. He is based at IFALPA’s
will only be as strong as its capacity to IFALPA Statements section. Montreal headquarters.
The Safety and Technical Journal of IFALPA | InterPilot Vol 1 | No 4 | December 2013
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