W. Wilson

Peer Reviewed

Abstract: THE INTERNATIONAL Airline Navigators’ Council was formed in 1950 largely as a result of preliminary discussions among navigators of TWA, Air France, TCA, Swissair, S.A.S., and Sabena. The years since the 1939 45 war had seen the requirement for specialist navigation on long-range operations, which had been established by war-time experience, confirmed by international commercial operation, with the result that a new division of an old profession had been created whose numbers were growing proportionally to the growth of the industry. These years had also seen the formation and growth of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the United Nations agency responsible for the coordination between nations of all aspects of commercial airline operation, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and other similar organizations, all concerned with the international aspects of the rapidly growing aviation industry. These factors, when related to the truly international nature of the air navigation profession indicated a need for an organization which would coordinate the activities and ideas of navigator groups throughout the world and truly represent them in the highest world councils of the industry and all related bodies.
Published in: NAVIGATION: Journal of the Institute of Navigation, Volume 6, Number 4
Pages: 264 - 266
Cite this article: Wilson, W., "THE INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE NAVIGATORS' COUNCIL", NAVIGATION: Journal of The Institute of Navigation, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1958-1959, pp. 264-266.
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