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 54th Annual General Meeting
EUFALDA's Annual General Meeting
May 15-17, 2015

Maritim Hotel
Cologne, Germany

AGM 2015 Presentation

Single Rate: 119 Euros
Double Rate: 149 Euros
(Rates include Breakfast and Tax)
Hotel booking deadline: 10 April 2015

AGM 2015 CGN is now OPEN
(Click here for Registration and Hotel)

AGM Questions? Email us at: agm@ifalda.org

Nominations for IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • Vice President, East
  • Vice President, Administration
Elections will be held during AGM 2015

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

Work in Progress

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

"Super Dispatcher"
"While IFALDA embraces new technology and recognizes the critical role dispatchers play, we do not endorse the concept of replacing the copilot with a so-called Super Dispatcher. The co-pilot plays an irreplaceable CRM role in the cockpit as well as, in an emergency, a competent and qualified backup in the event the pilot-in-command becomes incapacitated".


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

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)

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

NAV Canada
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

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.14.72.E  Dangerous Goods Lithium Batteries

ICAO EB.14.74.E  Dangerous Goods Electronic Cigarettes

NTSB Accident Reports

"U.S. NTSB includes dispatcher recommendations in Probable Cause report of UPS Flight 1354 accident
at Birmingham in 2013"

(Date posted: September 10,2014)

Icelandic Volcano Alert

News from Iceland

Volcanic Ash No-Fly Zone - Iceland

EASA Safety Information Bulletin
Flight in Airspace with Contamination of Volcanic Ash
SIB No.: 2010-17R6
(Date posted: August 23, 2014)

Volcanic Ash - Safety Risk Assessment (SRA) Survey
(Date posted: August 23, 2014)
Bárðarbúnga in Vatnajökull Glacier

(Date posted: August 18, 2014)

Public Health Guidance

ICAO Electronic Bulletin: West Africa Ebola Emergency
(Dated posted: August 23, 2014)

Guidance for Dispatchers / FOO
Public Health Emergency of International Concern
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)
(Date posted: August 18, 2014)

ICAO Electronic Bulletin: Ebola Emergency
(Date posted: August 16, 2014)

Air Navigation

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

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

AIC 3 2014 - Iraq Air Traffic Management Procedures
for Military Operations

(Date posted: October 9, 2014)

EVAIR Bulletin 12 2014
(Date posted: October 9, 2014)

ICAO EB.14.60.E USOAP Uruguay

(Date posted: October 9, 2014)

Security - Mali Special Notice
FDC 4/9775 (A0039/14)
(Date posted: September 4, 2014)

Security - Egypt Sinai Peninsula Specia Notice
FDC 4/9773 (A0038/14)
(Date posted: September 4, 2014)

ICAO Electronic Bulletins:

ICAO EB 15.02.E PBN Products and Services
(Date posted: January 15, 2015)

ICAO Electronic Bulletin: Papua New Guinea
(Date posted: August 23, 2014)

FAA Statement: New Notice to Airman issued for Syria
(Date posted: August 18, 2014)

FAA prohibits U.S. Airlines from flying over Iraq
(Date posted: August 10, 2014)

North Atlantic Changes effective May 29, 2014

Crimean and Black Sea Airspace Advisories
Updated: April 3, 2014

News from India:
DCGA plans to shut doors on low fuel landing... (Business Today)

  • The DGCA has recommended that "fuel emergency" will not be recognized at Indian airports for making an emergency landing.

IFALDA Accomplishments


IFALDA is recognized with "Observer Status" at ICAO.
  • List of International Organizations that may be invitedto attend Suitable ICAO Meetings (as of 07 March 2014)

  • "ICAO has included IFALDA among international NGOs who are invited to attend ICAO meetings, recognizing IFALDA as the voice of dispatchers worldwide in the development and management of operational control Standards, Recommended Practices, policies and procedures."

  • IFALDA has submitted comments to the FAA SNPRM under Docket Number FAA-2008-0677 regarding the contract dispatching. 
  • 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.

Second High-Level Safety Conference 2015 (HLSC 2015)
February 2-5, 2015
Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

April 14-16, 2015
Wyndham Hotel
Pittsburgh, PA

EASA - FAA International Aviation Safety Conference
June 10-12, 2015
Brussels, Belgium

Aircraft Dispatcher / Flight Operations Officer
Schools and Training Courses

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