Welcome to the webpage for the North American (NAM) Region of IFALPA. Here, ALPA pilots can stay current with the latest news and information regarding their global interests. ALPA pilots are serving as NAM representatives, offering their input to policies at the IFALPA level and beyond.
The airline industry is rapidly changing and the world is rapidly shrinking. Globalization, bilateral agreements, pilot shortages, and other current-day issues have forced IFALPA’s Member Associations to look beyond their borders for consensus, counsel, and support from the larger pilot community. NAM provides a forum for ALPA pilots from Canada and the United States to explore issues and policies of mutual interest and concern, and to act as a single entity in the international arena on behalf of the entire piloting profession.
NAM is one of five new regions in the IFALPA structure. It acts as the Federation’s representative for all matters pertaining to the North American region. While NAM represents just one Member Association (ALPA, International), IFALPA considers pilots from the U.S. and Canada as two separate entities—US-ALPA and ALPA Canada.
NAM meets twice a year and represents more than 53,000 pilots from 37 individual pilot groups.