Position Paper

Deployment of IFSOs in the Passenger Cabin of Aircraft

Dec 21, 2021


Whilst IFALPA maintains that firearms should never be allowed in the passenger cabin of commercial air transport aircraft as they represent a threat to aircraft safety and security, the Federation acknowledges that States may at times mandate the deployment of armed In-Flight Security Officers (IFSOs) on board civil aircraft. This paper clarifies the conditions which IFALPA considers essential for such deployment.