The Abel Group

Ron Abel

Captain Abel was IFALPA’s President from October 2016 to May 2019. He is a recognized leader with a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions based on honesty and integrity, who believes in turning ideas into reality. Captain Abel is a Director at the InterPilot Aviation Safety Foundation in Montreal and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Current Role:

Ron Abel is a Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Interpilot Aviation Safety Foundation. The Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and communications to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s aim is to connect, influence, and lead international civil aviation safety, security, and environmental sustainability efforts through education and awareness.

Ron Abel


An airline pilot for over 42 years and a well-known industry veteran, Captain Abel comes to the table with a broad and accomplished decades-long background in leadership roles at IFALPA and the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA).