About dalpa

Get to know our history

Way back in the times nobody remembers anymore, and when there were only state-owned airlines in the sky, SAS was formed by the three Scandinavian countries. The pilots from the Danish part of SAS formed their union, called Danish Pilots Association domestically and Danish Air Line Pilot Union internationally. IFALPA was joined shortly after, in the late 1950s, and later Europilote/ECA.

Gradually charter companies became visible and in 1982 the pilots from Maersk Air joined the SAS pilots and DALPA was formed from the two pilot-associations. Liberalisation opened the way for more business for companies other than the flag carrier, both scheduled and charter.

Today, DALPA represents all professional Danish pilots and membership totals 1400. The board of DALPA meets regularly every other month and all associations have the opportunity to attend. Main players are representatives from SAS, Cimber Air and the umbrella organisation “FPU”, which are representing: Sunclass Pilot Union, Sterling Airline Pilots Association, Star Air Cockpit association, Air Greenland Pilots association, Danish Offshore Helicopter union and several smaller associations from General Aviation.

DALPA is not involved in individual company negotiations, but deals with political, technical and industrial domestic and international business. DALPA is heavily engaged in the struggle to maintain safe flight and duty times in Scandinavia, compared to the European minimum standard of EU-OPS Subpart Q. DALPA is an active member of the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and supports ECA’s work in many industrial and technical areas.

Teddy B. Iversen, Danish Air Line Pilots’ Association

DALPA represents most unions in danish aviation

DPF Dansk Pilot Forening – SCA Sunclass Airlines – SAC Star Air – PAJ Jettime – FFG Air Greenland – GA General Aviation – DY Norwegian Pilot Union


DALPA is heavily engaged in the struggle to maintain safe flight and duty times in Scandinavia.


Our links abroad


Aksel Lytzen
Aksel LytzenPresident DALPA
Rasmus Melchiorsen
Rasmus MelchiorsenVice-president DALPA
IFALPA president Denmark

Find our location

We are located on the same address as FPU in Valby. For direktions please see below.

How to contact us

You can get in touch with your DALPA representative by mail or telephone. See below for instructions.