Patrick flies A320s for Air France, based in Paris. Since 2003 he has been an active member of the HUPER Committee, in which he held the position of Vice-Chair, Training and Licensing. He also chaired SNPL’s technical Committee for many years and is an IFALPA-Accredited Accident Investigator. In May 2016, he was elected Executive Vice-President, Technical and Safety Standards, at the 71st IFALPA Conference in New Orleans. He represents the Federation in several key ICAO Groups, including the Flight Operations Panel (FLTOPSP) and the Remotely Piloted Aircraft System Panel (RPASP). Back home, Patrick enjoys taking care of his garden, and spends long hours crafting wooden furniture.
SFO Ariel Shocrón
Ariel flies Airbus A330s for Iberia, based in Madrid. He has been an active member of IFALPA's AAP, ADO and HUPER Committee for many years, and is an IFALPA-Accredited Accident Investigator, an Airport Liaison Representative and a member of the International Society of Air Safety Investigators. Ariel has held several key functions within his home Pilot Association SEPLA, including spokesperson and Technical Director responsible for SEPLA's Critical Incident Response Program (CIRP) and Safety Report System (SRS). He currently lives in New-York with his wife and daughter, with whom he shares his passion for aviation and photography.
SFO Jean-Félix Barral
Jean-Félix flies Boeing 777s for Air France, based in Paris CDG. He has been an active member of IFALPA's AAP Committee since 2010 and is an IFALPA-Accredited Accident Investigator. He's also the Chair of the Technical Committee of his home Association SNPL-France ALPA, and has been involved in the internal investigation of several accident and incidents within his airline. Since 2013, Jean-Félix is IFALPA's Representative to the ICAO Specific Working Group on Flight Recorders. He lives downtown Paris with his family.
This position is currently vacant.
Senior Technical Officer
Capt. Arnaud du Bédat
Following five years flying for a number of European airlines and another five years flying for private operators based in South Florida and the Bahamas, Arnaud joined IFALPA in 2002. Working closely with the ICAO EUR/NAT Office in Paris, he serves as Senior Technical Officer Europe, responsible for the AAP, ADO, DG and SEC Committees as well as IFALPA's accident investigation activities, and represents the Federation in many related industry Panels, Working Groups, Study Groups and Task Forces. He flies business jets on a part-time basis. A classical organist, he also enjoys playing at his local church.
The AAP Committee ensures that safety investigation activities result in the development of prevention strategies that contribute to improved levels of safety. To achieve this, the Committee assesses the timely publication of final reports of accidents and their compliance with ICAO Annex 13, monitors the implementation of any safety recommendations, identifies and communicates unsafe trends and actively promotes the development of non-punitive safety programmes.