73rd Conference International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations in Luxembourg

Lina Ostapchuk

Association Business Events Manager

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Established in 1948, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) unites national pilots’ associations and their more than 100,000 members.

The Grand Duchy was honoured to host the 73rd IFALPA Conference, which took place from March 16-19, 2018 at the European Convention Center Luxembourg. The gathering welcomed about 500 delegates from national associations to meet with other pilots, key players in the field, regulators, and experts to talk about pressing issues and developments, vote on leadership, and establish policies that are vital for labor standards and aviation safety. In his address, International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac urged airlines and pilots to work together to keep aviation both safe and financially sustainable.

“I envision a time when we have zero accidents and no fatalities, but we are not there yet.”

Among the many important topics explored at the event were accident classification, conflict zones, drones, fatigue management, and the mental health of pilots.