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 56th Annual General Meeting
EUFALDA's Annual General Meeting
APADA's Annual General Meeting
AGM 2017

Hosted By

Hotel Presidente
Buenos Aires, Argentina
May 9th - 12th, 2017

AGM Registration and hotel booking deadline
 have been extended!

Please Click here to visit our AGM Registration Page

Questions: Email us at agm@ifalda.org


2016 Election Results for IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • President                      Kenneth Kronborg
  • Vice President, West        Russell Williams
  • Vice President, Finance   Rick Ketchersid

2017 Nominations for IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • President - *1 year                (Currently Ken Kronborg)
  • Vice President, East                    (Currently Jan Hoehne)
  • Vice President, Administration  (Currently Karl Fridriksson)
*1 Year remaining for the President as Ken will be stepping down.
All Elected Board Members are for a 2 year term.

Nominations will be accepted until time of elections.
Send your nominations to: nominations@ifalda.org

Russ Williams and David Porter - ICAO Session

Bernard Goinsalves IFALDA Director Global ATM

IFALDA Board Meeting - ATL on January 16, 2016

IFALDA / EUFALDA AGM 2015 - Cologne, Germany

Maritim Hotel Cologne

IFALDA Board Meeting in ATL - January 25, 2015
Left to Right: Russell Williams, Jan Hohne, Allan Rossmore,
Kenneth Kronborg, Brad Rasmussen, David Porter, Rick Ketchersid

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

A Message from Kenneth Kronborg, IFALDA President
Accomplishments 2016

IFALDA Response to the LaMia Accident in
South America on November 28, 2016
(Click here)

Work in Progress
(Click here to view and offer comments on current and ongoing projects)

IFALDA News Letter

Flight Dispatcher's World, Vol. 1
Flight Dispatcher's World, Vol. 2
Flight Dispatcher's World, Vol. 3
Flight Dispatcher's World, Vol. 4
Flight Dispatcher's World, Vol. 5
Flight Dispatcher's World, Vol. 6



Annex 3 Changes - Preliminary
Meteorological Service for International
Air Navigation

(Date posted: February 3, 2017)
IFALDA would like to hear your comments
on this proposal.
Email Comments to:

Global Aviation Training
Newsletter - January 2017

Space WX & Aviation
(Date posted: October 7, 2016)

ICAO SL2016 062E
Proposal for the Amendment of Annex 6,
Part I, Regarding Aircraft Flight Tracking

Delta Air Lines OCC
What USA Aircraft Dispatcher's Do!
(Date posted: July 28, 2015)

CARAC NPA 2nd Person in Cockpit
Click here to make comments
(Date posted: July 28, 2015)

EASA issued first air safety authorizations
to non-EU airlines

(Date posted: July 3, 2015)

Freedoms of the Air
International Regulations

"IFALDA Document"
(Date posted: April 20, 2015)

ICAO Member States Recommend New Flight Tracking Performance Standard
By Harro Ranter, Aviation Safety Network
(Date posted: February 4, 2015)

ICAO Presents Global Conflict Zone Risk Initiatives
By Harro Ranter, Aviation Safety Network
(Date posted: February 4, 2015)

Flight Safety Foundation Endorses State Letter Arising From ICAO Task Force on Safety Information Protection
(Date posted: October 27, 2014)

IFALDA Member Associations News

Asia/Pacific Region

IFALDA Welcome's
Australia-New Zealand Dispatcher Association

Latin America / South America Region

IFALDA Welcome's

Asociacion Profesional Argentina de Despachantes de Aeronaves

Recent Activities at APADA
2015 - 2016
Link to Document

APADA's Briefing Summary
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

IFALDA Visits South America
Meets with APADA,
ANAC Brazil and ANAC Argentine
(National Civil Aviation Administration)
(Late January 2015)
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


IFALDA welcomes the Nigerian CAA Delegation

(Advisory Only)

Airline Transport Pilot,
Aircraft Dispatcher,
Flight Navigator
Knowledge Test Guide
(Date posted: July 28, 2015)

FAA Reports:

AC 91-70B - Oceanic and Remote
Continental Airspace Operations

(Date issued: October 4, 2016)

FAA TC-15/20
Measuring Energy Release of
Lithium-ion Battery Failure
Using a Bomb Calorimeter

(Date posted: March 23, 2016)

FAA Safety Alert for Operators
Carriage of Spare Lithium Batteries
in Carry-on or Checked Baggage
(Date posted: October 20, 2015)

FAA issues Safety Alert for Operators to prevent wrong runway takeoffs
(Date posted: January 15, 2015)

NAV Canada

Direct Route Publication
(Spring/Summer 2016 now available)

Transport Canada
Canadian Aviation Regulation Advisory Council (CARAC)
Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA)
MMEL Policy and Procedures Manual

Direct Route Publications
(Fall/Winter 2015 Edition now available)

NAV Canada Changes to NAT Flight Planning - Jan 2015
(Date posted: January 15, 2015)

The European Union

EASA Safety Information Bulletins
Click here for the most current list

CAA Information Notice
Number: IN-2015/059
(Date posted: August 9, 2015)

List of EU Banned Air Carriers
(Date posted: December 17, 2014)

The European Cockpit Association

"A Picture is worth a Thousand Words"

Slide from Eurocontrol Conference attended by EUFALDA
(Date posted: January 27, 2015)

Dangerous Goods

ICAO EB 2016/16 AN 11/2.1
Amendment to the Transport of Lithium Batteries

(Date posted: March 18, 2016)

ICAO EB.14.72.E  Dangerous Goods Lithium Batteries

ICAO EB.14.74.E  Dangerous Goods Electronic Cigarettes

Air Navigation

Stornoway VOR NATS Info
NATS VOR Replacement Programme
Date issued: March 21, 2017

AIC 18/15
Trial Implementation of 25 Nautical Mile Lateral Separation Minimum in the ICAO North Atlantic Region
(Date posted: October 9, 2015)

AIC 23/15
Recommended use of ARINC 424 Identifiers for Half-Degree Waypoints in the Gander Oceanic Control Area
(Date posted: October 9, 2015)

NAT Resource Guide
(Date posted: February 12, 2015)

How Busy is the NAT?
(Date posted: February 12, 2015)

ICAO Electronic Bulletins:

ICAO EB 2016/12
Resolution of Significant Safety Concerns - Uruguay
(Date posted: March 2, 2016)


EB 2015/48 AN 1 1/2.1
Transport of Lithium Batteries as Cargo by Air

(Date posted: October 9, 2015)

ICAO SL 15.44.E Amendments Data-Link
(Date posted: June 12, 2015)


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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