28 Oct 2018

Report from the 112th FAI General Conference

The 112th FAI General Conference took place in Luxor, Egypt, on 26 and 27 October 2018.

More than 70 delegates from Active, Associate, Temporary Member Countries and Recognized Organizations with a Regional Scope attended, alongside FAI elected Officers, Presidents of Honour, Companions of Honour, Presidents of Commissions or their appointed representatives and Observers.

Officially opened on Thursday 25 October at the FAI Awards Ceremony, this year’s conference included the signing of a new FAI Manifesto: Preserving Airspace Access for Air Sports.

Delegates also took part in a number of workshops on topics such as Air Sports in Asia and the FAI World Air Games 2020.


Mr Robert HENDERSON (New Zealand) was elected as FAI President for a 4-year mandate.

Mrs. Mary Anne STEVENS (Canada), Mr. Agust GUDMUNDSSON (Iceland), Mr. Jean-Claude WEBER (Luxemburg) and Mr. Alvaro DE ORLEANS BORBON (Spain) were re-elected.

The Delegates voted for Mrs. Marina VIGORITO (Italy), and Mr. Abdullah Mansour AL JAWINI (Saudi Arabia).


  • Mr. Robert HENDERSON

Executive Directors

  • Mrs. Mary Anne STEVENS
  • Mrs. Marina VIGORITO
  • Mr. Abdullah Mansour AL JAWINI
  • Mr Jean-Claude WEBER

On proposal of the newly elected FAI President Robert HENDERSON, the FAI General Conference bestowed the title of President of Honour upon the outgoing President Frits BRINK.

New FAI Members

  • Azerbaycan Dagciliq Ve Ekstremal Idman Novleri Federasiyalari Assosiasiyasi (Azerbaijan) - Active Member, class 10
  • Palestine Air Sports Federation (Palestine) - Temporary Member

Future General Conferences

The Delegates approved the bid by China to host the 114th FAI General Conference 2020 in Wuhan.

The next FAI General Conference will take place on 25 and 26 October 2019 in Marrakech, Morocco.


The Minutes of the General Conference will be released at the beginning of 2019.