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.
Capt. Scott Schwartz
Scott flies MD-11s for FedEx. Following completion of a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, he started flying in 1977 and joined FedEx in 1989. He served two terms as an elected representative on the FedEx pilot union's governing Board. Scott has been an active member of IFALPA’s DG Committee since 2009, and was elected Chairman of in 2016. He represents the Federation in a number of international DG groups and fora, including IATA’s DG Board. He’s also a trained accident investigator.
SFO Quentin Martiny
Quentin flies A320s for Air France. He started flying light aircraft when he was 15, and joined Air France in 2008. An active member of SNPL's Technical Committee, he was instrumental in the implementation of FRMS within Air France, where he's also a corporate accident investigator. He's been involved in IFALPA's activities since 2013, and was elected Vice-Chairman of the DG Committee in 2014. As such, Quentin represents the Federation in key industry DG Panels such as the relevant ICAO Sub-Committees and IATA's DG Board and DG Training Task Force. At European level, he sits on the DG European Liaison Group and related EASA initiatives. During his free time, Quentin practices fencing and photography, and enjoys travelling abroad with his family.
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 IFALPA Dangerous Goods Committee promotes the safe transportation of dangerous goods by air throughout the world. Articles and substances capable of posing a risk to heath, safety, property or the environment are regulated as dangerous goods, and may be carried safely only when properly declared, packaged, labelled, and when the Pilot in Command is notified. IFALPA seeks to maintain the highest regulatory standards for the transport of declared dangerous goods, as well as preventing undeclared dangerous goods from being carried on aircraft.
The Dangerous Goods Committee is composed of pilot volunteers from member associations throughout the world. These committee members represent IFALPA at the United Nations (UN) Sub Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) Dangerous Goods Panel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Board, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the World Health Organization (WHO) and various other governmental and industry events worldwide. The Committee Chairman is one of 17 voting members of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel.