The basic components of the IFALPA organisational structure are
Member Associations gather annually at Conference where the Federation Constitution, By - Laws and Policies can be reviewed and revised if necessary, Conference has the ultimate authority within the Federation. Between Conferences, the Federation is governed by the Executive Board. They are responsible for the day - to - day running of the Federation, for making decisions as necessary affecting the implementation of policy, and for interpreting and applying the Constitution and By - Laws.
Capt. Don WykoffFollowing a year serving as the Federation’s Deputy President, Capt. Wykoff was elected as the Federation’s 17th President at the 66th Conference in 2011.
Formerly the Executive Administrator of ALPA International, Capt. Wykoff has been active in the technical work of his home association since 1993 and IFALPA work since 2009. Based in Cincinnati, Capt. Wykoff flies 767s for Delta Air Lines.
Capt. Philippe RaffinCapt. Raffin was elected Deputy President at the 2012 annual Conference in Paris. He also holds a position in International Affairs at SNPL France ALPA and flies A320s for Air France.
Executive Vice President Administration & Finance (EVP A&F)
Capt. Rod LypchukAs Executive Vice President Administration & Finance Capt. Lypchuk has overall responsibility for IFALPA’s budgeting and finances, in conjunction with the Administration & Finance (A&F) Committee and Directorate. Prior to his election to the role in 2011, Capt. Lypchuk served for three years as Chairman of the A & F Committee. A pilot for Air Canada Jazz Capt. Lypchuk flies CRJ series aircraft.
Executive Vice President Technical Standards (EVP TECH)
Capt. Stefan WolfStefan flies A320s for Lufthansa, based in Frankfurt. He was elected Executive Vice-President Technical Standards at the 67th annual IFALPA Conference in Paris in May 2012 after serving three years as ADO Committee Chairman and five years as Vice-Chairman (Ops). He represents the Federation at the ICAO Operations Panel (OPSP). A man of many talents, Stefan is also a qualified architect.
Executive Vice President Professional Affairs (EVP PA)
Capt. Fanie CoetzeeCaptain Fanie Coetzee, of South Africa, was elected Executive Vice-President Professional Affairs. He previously served as Chairman
of the IFALPA Legal Committee from 1994 to 2006, and currently flies the A340 for South African Airways.
Executive Vice President AFI/MID
Capt. Souhaiel DallelCapt. Souhaiel Dallel was elected to the IFALPA board in October 2010. Prior to taking on this role, he was the Federation’s Regional Vice President Africa West post he was elected to in 2006. In addition to his IFALPA responsibilities Capt. Dallel also acts Vice President of his home Association the BCPT. Capt. Dallel is TRE/SFE Captain on Tunisair’s 737 fleet.
Executive Vice President ASIA/PACIFIC
Capt. Amornvaj MansumitchaiElected to the IFALPA Board in 2011, Capt. Mansumitchai began his IFALPA Career six years earlier in 2005 when he was named his home association’s IFALPA Director. Two years later his role expanded when he was elected as Regional Vice President Asia East. A graduate of Chulalongkorn University, Capt. Mansumitchai flies the A330/A340 family forThai Airways and in addition to his line flying roles also acts as instructor, check airman and test pilot for the airline on the A330.
Executive Vice President CAR/SAM
Capt. Germán Díaz-Barríga
Executive Vice President NAM
Capt. Chris LynchCaptain Christian Lynch was elected as NAM EVP at the 2012 IFALPA Conference in Paris. He began his IFALPA career in 2007 as IFALPA Director for his home association. Chris is B757/B767 Captain and Check Airman for United Airlines.
Executive Vice President Europe
SFO. Francis NardyAppointed to the IFALPA Board in 2011, F/O Nardy first became involved in IFALPA work through the Air Traffic Services Committee which he joined in 2008. In his role as EVP EUR he is the primary liason point with the European Cockpit Association which he also serves as that organisation's Vice President. F/O Nardy flies A330s for XL Airways France.
The Executive Officers are elected for two-year periods of office, with half being elected each year. Once elected, they are expected to act collectively on behalf of all Member Associations in the best interests of the Federation and to uphold the Constitution of the Federation.
In addition to liaising regularly with the Secretariat on an individual basis, the Executive Officers hold meetings four times a year. The first meeting each year is held in January, the second in conjunction with the Annual Conference, the third in June or July, and the fourth in October.
Regional Vice Presidents (RVPs)
: Capt. Ishtiaque Hossain
Africa - East: Capt. Samir AhmedKenya, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Uganda, United Republic ofTanzania. Overwater airspace of Addis Ababa, Dar Es Salaam, Mogadishu and Nairobi FIRs
Africa - North: Capt. Sabreddine SalaaAlgeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Western Sahara. Overwater airspace of Tunis, Algers, Casablanca and Canaries FIRs
Africa - South: SFO. Carl BollwegAngola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rèunion (France), South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe Overwater airspace of Luanda, Windhoek, Cape Town FIRs and the airspace extending westwards from 05 50S 35E to 12 00S 10 00W to90 00S to 27 00S 75 00E and the over water airspace of Mauritius, Tananarive, Beira, Durban and Port Elizabeth FIRs
Africa - West: SFO. Aataa GuediraBenin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome et Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, United Republic of Cameroon Overwater airspace of Sal Oceanic, Dakar Oceanic, Roberts, Daka and Accra FIRs.
Asia - East: SFO. Thasan BureechanaBrunei, China (Taiwan) Democratic Kampuchea, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos (People's Democratic Republic), Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Socialist Republic of Vietnam Overwater airspace of Ujung Pandang, Surabaya, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok FIRs.
Asia - West: Capt. Uzair KhanAfghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Overwater airspace of Bombay, Madras, Calcutta, Colombo, Yangon, and Male FIRs.
Can/Arctic: Capt. Ray GélinasCanada and the Arctic region. Overwater airspace of FIRs Edmonton, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Moncton, Montreal and Toronto.
Caribbean - East: Capt. Devin MillerAntigua, Bahamas Islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, French Antilles, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands, West Indies Associated States, Leeward Islands Overwater airspace of Miami Oceanic, Houston Oceanic, Nassau, St. Juan, Piarco, Curacao, Santo Domingo and Port-au- Prince FIRs.
Caribbean - West: Capt. Heriberto Salazar EguiluzBelize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua. Overwater airspace of Central America, Habana, Kingston, Mazatland, Merida, Mexico Oceanic, Monterrey and Panama FIRs, plus the airspace bounded on the north by Mexico Oceanic, on the east of FIRS Panama and Guayaquil on the south by the equator and on the west by 120 00W.
Middle East - East: Capt. Rola HoteitBahrain, Egypt Arab Republic of, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria Arab Republic of, Yemen. Overwater airspace of Teheran, Baghdad, Damascus, Beirut, Jeddah, Aden, Tripoli and Khartoum, Kuwait FIRs.
Middle East - West: Capt. Itzhak BrandtIsrael, Overwater airspace of Tel Aviv FIR.
North Atlantic: Capt. Mark SealThe North Atlantic area not covered by the CAN/ARC, CAR, SAM, EUR and AFI Regions. Overwater airspace of FIRs Sondestrom, Reykjavik, Gander, Shanwick Oceanic, Santa Maria Oceanic and New York Oceanic
North Pacific: Capt. Jun YoshimuraWest Coast of North America westwards, including the Aleutian Island Chain, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Republic of Korea, Mongolia. Overwater airspace of FIRs Anchorage, Anchorage Oceanic, Naha, Tokyo, Taegu, Shanghai, Beijing and Pyongyang FIRs
South America - North: Capt. Mario WilsonColombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Overwater airspace of Barranquilla, Rochambeau FIRs and unnamed airspace bounded on the east by Guayaquil and Lima FIRs, on the south by 15 00S, on the west by 120 00W and on the north by the equator.
South America - South: Capt. Alejandro Lopez CameloArgentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, including Easter Island, Paraguay and Uruguay. Overwater airspace of Antofagasta, Santiago, Puerto Montt, Punta Arenas, Comodoro Rivadavia, Ezeiza, Montevideo, Porto Alegre, Brasilia, Recife and Belem FIRs, plus the polar region extending south to 90 00S and bounded by 10 00W, 90 00W and Easter Island FIR.
South Pacific: Capt. Mike DavidsonAmerican Samoa, Australia, Caroline Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Cook Island, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federate States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue Island, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Wallis Islands, Western Samoa Overwater airspace of Micronesia, Port Moresby, Brisbane, Melbourne, Tahiti, Auckland FIRs .Oceanic, unnamed airspace (ex-Honiara), are as south of the equator extending from the eastern boundaries of FIRs, Brisbane, ex-Honiara and north of Auckland Oceanic extending east to 157 00E. Also includes airspace extending south from the above-mentioned FIRs and from south of Easter Island FIR to 90 00S.
United States / CEP: Capt. Greg WolfsheimerUnited States and the Pacific between the West Coast of Continental U.S.A. and Hawaii. Overwater airspace of FIRs Oakland Oceanic, Honolulu, Seattle, San Fancisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Houston, Jacksonville, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, New York and Boston.
Standing Committees are required to:
There are 11 IFALPA Standing Committees
Professional Staff are based in IFALPA offices in Canada and are responsible for supporting the work of the Federation on a day-to-day basis. Directorate works closely with the Executive Board to ensure that the Board’s strategy and decisions are implemented. The Managing Director is based at the Montreal Headquarters. Meanwhile, Mike Jackson, the Representative to ICAO is based at the ICAO building. He is a permanent IFALPA observer on the ICAO Air Navigation Commission (ANC) and plays a major part in implementing the Federation’s policies, by influencing the development of ICAO Standards and Recommendations Practices.