IFALPA Air Traffic Services Committee Meeting
Capt. Paul Vissers represented Belgian pilots at this meeting held on 20-22 May by IFALPA, our international structure.
The Committee discusses all issues related to Air Traffic Management, with the aim of improving aviation safety worldwide. It works in close cooperation with ICAO, which hosted the meeting in its headquarters. The main topics were the Pilots’ Vision on Weather, which highlights the pilots’ need in terms of meteorological data; an ICAO state letter regarding an amendment to the ICAO PANS-ATM Emergency Descent Procedures; the creation of a task force on aircraft tracking following the MH370 crash; and regional issues, such as communications problems in Africa. If you wish more information on the meeting, please do not hesitate to contact us.