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Global Pilots on Crew Layovers in Venezuela

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA)
is extremely concerned with the growing number of security reports
recently received from its Member Associations concerning layovers in
Venezuela.

The Federation stresses once again that the security of crews should be
the primary decision factor when conducting the risk assessment of a
destination for the purpose of scheduled layovers. Over the past few
years airline crews have been targeted and even abducted on several
occasions. When they are on a layover, they can easily find themselves
in danger, especially in areas such as Caracas where the security
situation is difficult to predict and has the potential to change
rapidly.

IFALPA reminds all operators of the need to include the following in
their security program:

In view of the current situation in Caracas, IFALPA believes that
specific measures are required to guarantee the security of all crew
members operating to this destination. The Federation urges all
operators to consider discontinuing any scheduled layovers in Caracas
until there is a measurable decrease in the threat level.

Please note: An unofficial Spanish translation is included with this
Press Release at https://bit.ly/2JRoSce.

Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’
Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries
around the globe. The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level
of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the
piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to
both our members and the aviation industry.

Federation website www.ifalpa.org

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reprints must credit IFALPA.

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