Welcome to IFALDA

IFALDA Mission Statement

"To Coordinate the Professional efforts and to represent the Professional Interest of the various Aircraft Dispatcher / Flight Operations Officer Member Associations on a Global Level"

  International Airline Flight Dispatchers' Conference
IFALDA's 53nd Annual General Meeting
EUFALDA's Annual General Meeting
May 11-13, 2014

NH Brussels Airport Hotel
Brussels, Belgium


Registration is now Open

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Nominations are now open
for the following
IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • President - Currently held by Rick Ketchersid
  • Vice President, West - Currently held by David Porter
  • Vice President, Finance - Currently held by Brad Rasmussen
Current Nominations:
  • President - Kenneth Kronborg / SAS
  • Vice President, West - Russell Williams / CALDA Canada, Air Canada
  • Vice President, Finance - Rick Ketchersid / Southwest Airlines

Send your nominations to:
Nominations will close on May 12, 2014 at the AGM

Brussels, Belgium

Istanbul, Turkey

EUFALDA AGM 2012 - Oslo, Norway

The USAF Thunderbirds Hangar - Nellis Air Force Base

IFALDA AGM 2010 - Las Vegas

We enjoyed the opportunity for a private tour of the USAF Thunderbird's Hangar and Museum at Nellis AFB.  Special thanks to Master Sargent Pamela Anderson for making this possible.

News and Updates

IFALDA Accomplishments

March 15, 2012
IFALDA has officially been accepted to "Limited Observer Status" at ICAO.

  • The new "FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Handbook". The majority of the manual is being written by IFALDA officers.
  • IFALDA will continue with IOSA, with a substantial rewrite of the DSP standards due to the new ICAO fuel; and EDTO requirements and attended two IOSA meetings recently, one in February, and one recently in Miami.
  • IFALDA has completed the Dispatch Auditor Course for IOSA. It has now been delivered to IATA management for processing.
  • IFALDA's Opinions are Recognized in FAA Document  N8900.162 Appendix B. Letter of Interpretation. (Attached) MEL/CDL
  • IFALDA continues to participate in the ICAO International Volcanic Ash Task Force, IVATF.
  • IFALDA continues to participate in the ICAO Operations Panel, (OPSP) Meeting of the Working Group Of The Whole. Dangerous Goods Considerations for Annex 6.
  • IFALDA officers authored ICAO Annex 6, Chapter 10, Amendment 30 - November 2006
  • IFALDA officers authored the "ICAO Doc. 7192 D-3 - ICAO FOO/Dispatcher Training Manual".

Future Meetings

IFALDA attends ICAO and IOSA meetings throughout the year on a continual basis and is involved in various working groups.

Aircraft Dispatcher / Flight Operations Officer
Schools and Training Courses

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