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 55th Annual General Meeting
EUFALDA's Annual General Meeting
May 2016


AGM 2016
Berlin, Germany
May 10th - 12th, 2016

ARCOTEL John F Hotel Berlin

The hotel is located in the heart of Berlin
close to the Brandenburg Gate,
Checkpoint Charlie and Postsdam Square.


Click here for: Conference and Registration Details

Questions: Email us at agm@ifalda.org

Registration and Hotel Booking Deadline
has been extended until
April 10, 2016


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CGN AGM 2015 Speaker Presentations


2015 Election Results for IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • Vice President, East - Jan Hoehne
  • Vice President, Administration - Karl Fridriksson

2016 Nominations for IFALDA Officer Positions:
  • President,                            (currently held by Kenneth Kronborg)
  • Vice President, West          (currently held by Russell Williams)
  • Vice President, Finance     (currently held by Rick Ketchersid)
Elections will be held during IFALDA AGM 2016
Nominations will be accepted until time of elections.
Send your nominations to: nominations@ifalda.org


IFALDA Board Meeting - ATL on January 16, 2016



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:


New ICAO Aircraft CO2 Standard One Step
Closer to Final Adoption

(Date posted: February 14, 2016)

FAA AC 120-70C
Operational Authorization Process
for Use of Data Link
Communication System
(Date posted: August 9, 2015)

Summary of AC 210-70C Details:
"FAA AC120-70C could have some impact on
operations/operators outside the NAS.
Introduces new features of Departure Clearances
using FANS in the NAS, it also ties in with the
European Datalink mandate using the other
datalink "flavor" of ATN over VDL Mode 2 - currently
referred to as Link 2000- Baseline 1.
Part 129 operators/operations are covered
under para 13.2 and Appendix F.
The AC also touches on dispatcher training and
knowledge demonstration for MEL credits and use
of Flight Plan equipage suffixes so that they meet
separation standards based on (new) COM performance-based criteria. RCP is a performance based approach that is being promoted by ICAO on a global basis and links closely with the Sep.Standards provided by ATC on FPL filed criteria."


S1P1 CPDLC DEPARTURE CLEARANCE
END2END DESCRIPTION

(Date posted: August 10,2015)
"An overview of the FAA Segment 1 Phase 1 (S1P1) Implementation of CPDLC Departure Clearance (DCL) processing from and end-to-end perspective."

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 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

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)

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 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


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

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)

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 2016.38.E
Amendment 59 to Annex 4
International Standards and Recommended Practices,
Aeronautical Charts

ICAO EB2016/17
Council President Certificates

(Date posted: March 22,2016)

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

English
Spanish

ICAO EB2016.10.E ZIKA VIRUS AND AVIATION
(Date posted: February 14,2016)

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)


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.


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