The International Federation of Air Line Pilots' Associations

About Us

IFALPA is the global voice of pilots. An international not-for-profit organization, IFALPA represents over 110,000 pilots in over 70 countries. The mission of the Federation is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services, and support to both our members and the aviation industry.


The United Nations was established just after WWII, and with it, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). Pilots around the world became interested in providing their perspective in the creation of international aviation policy. At a London Conference in April 1948, held for the purpose of providing a formal means for the pilots of the world to interact with ICAO, IFALPA was founded by thirteen Member Associations.      

The year 2018 marked the 70th Anniversary of the Federation.

The Alpha Omega Club is an independent organization whose objective is to promote fellowship and honor those who have been recognized by IFALPA for exceptional service to the profession of air line pilot.