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"





The
  International Airline Flight Dispatchers' Conference
&
IFALDA's 54th Annual General Meeting
EUFALDA's Annual General Meeting
May 15-17, 2015


Maritim Hotel
Cologne, Germany

Thanks to ALL for making this years AGM
a great success!

AGM 2016 - Hong Kong
(Check back for Dates and Details)

CGN AGM 2015 Speaker Presentations


Election Results for IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • Vice President, East - Jan Hoehne
  • Vice President, Administration - Karl Fridriksson

IFALDA / EUFALDA AGM 2015 - Cologne, Germany

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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)

 
HOT OFF THE PRESS:


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
and
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
ANZDA
Australia-New Zealand Dispatcher Association


Latin America / South America Region

IFALDA Welcome's

APADA
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


Africa

IFALDA welcomes the Nigerian CAA Delegation




SPECIAL REPORTS:
(Advisory Only)

Airline Transport Pilot,
Aircraft Dispatcher,
and
Flight Navigator
Knowledge Test Guide
FAA-G-8082-1
(Date posted: July 28, 2015)

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)

ECA
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 SL 15.44.E Amendments Data-Link

(Date posted: June 12, 2015)


ICAO SLEB 15.28.E
RELIEF FLIGHTS DESTINED FOR NEPAL

(Date posted: May 29, 2015)

ICAO SL 15.20.E Appointment of Secretary General
(Date posted: April 20, 2015)

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

2015


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 

INFOSHARE
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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