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Manchester to host gathering of international airline pilots in 2021

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA), the voice of pilots worldwide, will meet in Manchester, England, next year, it has been announced.

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) began working two years ago to bring the event to Manchester, and after a competitive selection process Manchester Central was chosen as the venue for 2021.

The IFALPA general assembly will convene five hundred airline pilots from around the world, to discuss current developments and recommend policies to promote aviation safety.

The IFALPA is a not-for-profit organisation, representing 100,000 pilots across almost 100 countries. The association’s mission is to promote the highest level of aviation safety and to advocate on behalf of the piloting profession.

Shaun Hinds, CEO of Manchester Central, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming the IFALPA to Manchester Central. The venue team has a wealth of experience in working with international associations and has developed a great relationship with the IFALPA working collaboratively to understand their aims and meet their event requirements.

“The venue’s commitment to providing a quality offer means that leading international associations like the IFALPA are choosing to bring their event to the venue and we look forward to welcoming them next year!”