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


AGM 2014 was very successful!

Stay tuned for the announcement
of the location for
AGM 2015

Election Results:
  • President - Kenneth Kronborg / SAS
  • Vice President, West - Russ Williams / Air Canada
  • Vice President, Finance - Rick Ketchersid / Southwest Airlines

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

Work in Progress

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(Advisory Only)

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

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 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

March 15, 2012
IFALDA has officially been accepted to "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.

Aircraft Dispatcher / Flight Operations Officer
Schools and Training Courses

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