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SEP. 29 - OCT. 1, 2019

We are proud to announce the third annual SWAPA International Conference of Pilot Unions. This will be an opportunity for aviation's labor leaders to join together and discuss the issues that affect us all while preparing for our collective efforts ahead. We look forward to hosting you for this worthwhile event September 29 - October 1, 2019.



Now in its third year, this annual gathering of pilot unions from around the world represents an opportunity to share best practices, collaborate, network, and discuss how to continuously protect and promote the pilot profession, serve our passengers, and remain a strong and passionate voice for aviation safety.

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Pilot Supply and Demand – Is there a crisis looming?

Experts will give us insight into what pilot demand looks like over the next two decades and we’ll hear about what’s being done to meet the rapidly growing demand for skilled aviators.

Presidents' Roundtable – Panel Discussion

In this facilitated discussion, union presidents will discuss the most important issues facing their unions, our industry, and opportunities for working together to strengthen our profession.

Changes and Trends in Retirement and Retirement Benefits

We all want to retire one day. Do we have the right benefit options in place to ensure a happy and healthy retirement? Experts will discuss emerging options and changes to the retirement landscape.

Pilot Contract Negotiations Roundtable

Once again, we will hear from the Negotiating Committee chairs who will give us an update on the current status of their union’s contract negotiations and where those negotiations are headed.

International Laws & Regulations

Consolidation, intense competition, and cross border regulatory differences mean more rules and sometimes different standards. ICAO and others have a role in tackling global standards for pilots.

Media Panel Discussion

What does the public think about our associations? And how does the media perceive our profession? Hear from industry reporters who make a living writing and reporting on the airline industry.

Boeing 737 MAX – Past, Present, and Future

With many questions still left unanswered, you’ll get an update on where we started, the current state of affairs, and predictions about the future of Boeing’s 737 MAX.

Tools and Techniques for “Costing” Pilot Contract Changes

Learn about the proven tools and techniques used to understand the financial impact of labor contract changes.

Legal Breakout Session

Legal departments from each of the represented unions will gather for their own breakout session to share best practices, compare notes, and brainstorm ideas regarding representational issues.

Aeromedical Breakout Session

This session, led by Dr. Alex M. Wolbrink, an industry-leading aeromedical advisor, will cover current FAA medical hot topics and Special Issuance timelines, as well as some of the potential challenges of maintaining your medical.


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