Wykoff Reelected IFALPA President

Airline pilots’ associations around the world cast their collective vote for Capt. Don Wykoff (DAL) to remain the president of the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations during the final session of the Federation’s 68th annual conference.

“I’m honored, and will work hard to hold your trusted confidence moving forward,” Wykoff told delegates. Wykoff will continue leading the Federation as one of only two organizations granted permanent observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Air Navigation Commission. To enhance that business relationship, under his tenure, Wykoff played an instrumental role in moving IFALPA’s headquarters to Montreal, the home of international aviation policy decision makers.

“The move to Montreal has generated deliverables to the Federation and its member associations already,” Wykoff said. “Being able to engage the stakeholders in Montreal has been very fruitful even in the short tenure we’ve had thus far.”

Delegates also dually reelected by acclamation Capt. Rod Lypchuk (JAZ) as the Federation’s executive vice president of administration and finance.

This year’s conference explored both industrial and safety-related aviation issues, including International Air Transport Association CEO Tony Tyler’s take on the upcoming challenges for the aviation industry and a briefing from Ambassador Duane Woerth, U.S. representative on the council of ICAO. For more coverage, stay tuned to the May issue of Air Line Pilot.

The Irish Air Line Pilots’ Association graciously hosted this year’s conference in Dublin, Ireland. Unión Panameña de Aviadores Comerciales will host the 69th annual IFALPA conference in Panama City, Panama, on March 28-31, 2014.