PRESS RELEASE: EUROCONTROL's Brenner to Keynote CMAC
Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL, to Keynote ATCA's Civil Military/Aviation Conference (CMAC)
August 29, 2014 - Alexandria, Va. - The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has confirmed Frank Brenner, Director General of EUROCONTROL, as keynote speaker for the Civil Military and Aviation Conference (CMAC), Tuesday, September 30.
For the first time, CMAC will be brought to the United States and will
unfold during the ATCA 59th Annual. The event focuses on leaders
throughout the world exploring plans for civil and military
"As global aviation becomes ever busier, and as the pressure grows
to cut fuel burn and emissions whilst at the same time ensuring the
military state of readiness, we need to find better ways of sharing the
skies," Brenner said. "The ATCA/CMAC Conference will provide an
excellent forum for sharing experiences between civil and military from
around the world and evolving common solutions."
Brenner's experience and diverse knowledge of air traffic
management (ATM) with civil and military air traffic management will be a
key feature of the conference. He has worked in ATM for his entire
career and became the head of EUROCONTROL in January 2013, where he has
revitalized the organization's vision and strategy.
Additionally, global leaders in harmonization, including Jason
Harfield, Executive General Manager at Airservices Australia, will be on
hand to discuss current plans for airspace collaboration. Other
supporters and panelists include the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD),
Single European Sky ATM Research (SESAR) Joint Undertaking, North
Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and International Civil Aviation
For three full days, two of the largest ATC industry events of the
year - CMAC and ATCA Annual - will be held under one roof with panel
sessions taking place simultaneously. Keynotes for the ATCA 59th Annual
include FAA Administrator Michael Huerta, Chief Operating Officer Teri
Bristol and Chief Information Officer Tina Amereihn.
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For more information on the Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC), visit www.atca.org/CMAC2014. For the PDF of this press release, visit www.atca.org/Press-Room.
CMAC The Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC), organized by ATCA,
and regularly attracts military commanders and air forces' chiefs of
staff, directors of civil aviation, and heads of air navigation service
organizations to focus on the latest developments and future directions
in air traffic control. Historically, CMAC has attracted more than 300
key decision makers and other centers of influence from 50 nations.
Air Traffic Control Association (www.ATCA.org) is dedicated
to the progress and safety of air traffic control and works to advance the
technology and professionalism of the industry. Founded in 1956 by a group of
air traffic controllers, ATCA serves nearly 3,000 members from throughout the
world—individual air traffic controllers as well as aviation associations,
educational institutions, the government and military, and companies managing
and providing equipment and services in the aviation community.
Marion Brophy, ATCA Communications