MADRID--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Captain Martin Chalk of the United Kingdom was elected as IFALPA’s 18th President during the final Plenary Session of the Federation’s 70th Conference. He succeeds Captain Don Wykoff of the United States.
Capt. Chalk, who started his flying career with the Royal Air Force, currently flies A380s for British Airways. He previously served as IFALPA’s Deputy President, a role he assumed in 2014, and was also President of the European Cockpit Association from 2005 until 2011.
Commenting on his election Capt. Chalk promised the delegates “I will work hard to repay your faith”, and called upon on all pilots worldwide: “Unity – we must live and breathe it.”
Meanwhile, Captain Chris Lynch of the United States was elected as the Federation’s Deputy President succeeding Capt. Chalk.
Captain Mike Pinho from the United States follows Capt. Lynch as IFALPA’s new Executive Vice President (EVP) North America, while Captain Osvaldo Neto of Brazil took over as EVP Caribbean and South America from Captain German Diaz Barriga of Mexico.
Canadian Captain Rod Lypchuk was re-elected to the IFALPA Executive Board as Executive Vice President Administration, Membership & Finance, as was Captain Ben Mansumitchai of Thailand as Executive Vice President Asia Pacific.
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