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IFALPA.ORG                                                                                           PAGE 7

                 News &


                 IFALPA MEETINGS & EVENTS

                                                                                                                                                                                                    AFI/MID Meeting, Mombassa

                 The  2018  Dangerous  goods  (Dg) Committee
                 Meeting took place in Lille, France, 11-13 Sep-
                 tember. Chaired by Captain Scott Schwartz (AL-                                                                                                                      Topics of discussion included the Review Process
                 PA-I), this was the first ever IFALPA event hosted                                                                                                                  for Endorsement of International  Legal Instru-
                 in Lille, and the Federation is extremely grateful                                                                                                                  ments, Unruly Passengers, RPAS and the integra-
                 to  SNPL and  particularly  Mrs Françoise Crespo                                                                                                                    tion process, and the implications of the use of
                 and Captains Quentin Martiny and David Desru-                                                                                                                       Personal Electronic Devices as evidence in legal
                 els for the efforts they put in to make the meet-                                                                                                                   proceedings following accidents/incidents.
                 ing successful. SNPL had also organized a private
                 tour of the old city center for the Committee and                                                                                                                   Conversations about the use of Gender-Neutral
                 sponsored  one  of the  dinners.  This generosity                                                                                                                   Language  in accident  and  incident reporting
                 was rewarded with a very good attendance of 22                                                                                                                      evolved into a plan to propose the adoption of
                 delegates representing 13 Member Associations.                                                                                                                      Gender-Neutral Language across all Federation
                                                                                                                                                                                     and Member Association documents, according
                                                                       PGA Meeting, Chicago                                    ASIA/PAC Meeting, Kuala Lumpur
                                                                                                                                                                                     to United Nations guidelines.
                 With the many items on the DG agenda, the al-
                 located three  days were  extremely busy. The
                 discussions focused mainly on new draft Regu-                                                                                                                       The Legal Committee bid a fond farewell to its
                 lations for the safe transport of lithium batter-                                                                                                                   longstanding Vice Chairman Mr.  Jim Johnson,
                 ies by air, on undeclared Dangerous Goods and                                                                                                                       whose decades-long,  dedicated  service to IF-
                 on  proposed  future  format  of  the  Notification                                                                                                                 ALPA is greatly appreciated. We wish him all the
                 to Captain (NOTOC). The Committee  also en-                                                                                                                         best in his new adventures.
                 tertained  presentations  form the  French  Civil
                 Aviation Authority,  the batttery  manufacturers                                                                                                                    The Professional and Government Affairs (PGA)
                 organisation RECHARGE, and the battery manu-                                                                                                                        Committee  Meeting  was  held  in Chicago,  6-7
                 facturer SAFT.                                                                                                                                                      September 2018. The meeting was preceded by
                                                                                                                                                                                     a day-long strategic planning exercise with the
                                                                                                                                                                                     aim of analyzing the future role of the PGA Com-
                 Three new Position Papers were finalized on Por-                                                              ASIA/PAC Meeting, Kuala Lumpur
                 table Electronic Devices (PEDS) in the cabin, on      LEG Meeting, Brussels                                                                                         mittee within IFALPA.
                 accessibility of the cargo compartment, and on
                 the NOTOC. The Committee also reviewed and                                                                                                                          The PGA Committee Meeting focused on topics
                 updated  the  existing IFALPA Position Paper  on                                                                                                                    including the current and future role of Remote
                 fire protection of cargo compartments. The 2019                                                                                                                     Pilots  in the IFALPA Membership, the ICAO Air
                 DG meeting is proposed to take place in Ulaan-                                                                                                                      Transport  Regulation Panel (ATRP), Updates to
                 baatar, 10-12 September, at the kind invitation                                                                                                                     the IFALPA Industrial Manual and the election of
                 of Mongolian ALPA.                                                                                                                                                  a new Committee Vice Chairman, pending board
                                                                                                                                                                                     approval.  All  five  IFALPA  Regions  were  repre-
                                                                                                                                                                                     sented in the Industrial Updates section where
                 At their headquarters  in Brussels,  Belgium,  the
                 European  Cockpit Association  (ECA) graciously                                                                                                                     each  Member Association at  the meeting pre-
                 hosted the Legal Committee Meeting, 20-21                                                                                                                           sented a report on their industrial situation and
                 September.                                                                                                                                                          the challenges faced.

                                                                       LEG Meeting, Brussels                                   PGA Meeting, Chicago
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