What We Stand For
THE VOICE OF INDIAN PILOTS.
BACKGROUND: ALPA INDIA - an organization which represented the Indian pilots at IFALPA and its main constituents were IPG, ICPA and SWIP. With the difficulties run into by IPG which was steer heading the ALPA INDIA movement and non-availability of the office bearers, the organization lost steam and had become nonfunctional over time.
The National Aviators guild took over the responsibility of reviving ALPA India and presented a proposal to IFALPA in the MADRID conference in 2015.
The proposal and a concession of fees due to IFALPA were agreed upon and thus began the process of re-registration of ALPA India.
ALPA India registration was completed and presently there is a membership of approximately 400 pilots.
The fees due to IFALPA has been paid by every year by ALPA India. The charges are approx. CAD $ 30 per member to be remitted at Montreal Canada.
PRESENT POSITION: We are a registered society with its head office in Bangalore and have committee members who are from various airlines like, Air India Express, Indigo, Vistara, Vietnam Airlines etc.
We have members from more than 30 airlines, Indian nationals flying for national and international airlines like Air India, Air India Express, Air Asia, Indigo, Vistara, Spice Jet, GoAir, True Jet, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai etc. and from general aviation in their individual capacity.
We extend an invite to all Helicopter pilots of Indian nationality, irrespective of their country of employment.
We are in talks with the Former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Fali Major, who is one of the most distinguished helicopter pilots in the country, in order to head the rotary wing branch of ALPA India.
We extend invitation to members of ICPA and IPG with two seats each on the managing committee for a three year uninterrupted term.
We also invite pilots from the budget carriers to join the managing committee at one per airline for an uninterrupted period of three years.
The constraints of pilots joining the managing committee are well known and to overcome this we have requested volunteers to be airline base coordinators for each airline.
All our meetings are held through video conferencing and hence not limited by the geographical coordinates of committee members or coordinators.
Our Secure website www.alpaindia.org has been upgraded and is live now and would be constantly updated to keep abreast with technology and inform members of the progress of ALPA India.