ATCA Conference Proceedings from the 59th Annual Conference & Exhibition

Congratulations to our 2014 Conference Proceedings Winners!

First Place:
“A New Approach to Monitoring and Alerting Congestion in Airspace Sectors”
Eugene Gilbo and Scott Smith, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center Mike McKinney, Federal Aviation Administration

Second Place:
“National Security - When Time is of the Essence”
Walter Strijland, 42 Solutions B.V. (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Third Place:
“Transforming Flight Information Exchange via Flight Object and FIXM”
Charles Chen, Harris Corporation

Unshackle the FAA
By Frank L. Frisbie, P.E. & Suzette Matthews, Esq.

Potential of Interactive Multimedia Instruction for Air Traffic Control Training
Cary Bragg, CACI Technologies Faculty, University of Phoenix

Application of Military Weather Thresholding and Big Data Analytics to Civil Trajectory-Based Weather Avoidance Rerouting
Robert M. Avjian, General Dynamics Information Technology, Defense Solutions Division

Interoperability Cross Atlantic Trials (ICATS)
Scott E Landriau, System Architect, Lockheed Martin IS&GS Civil – Transportation & Financial Solutions
Lee Weinstein, Chief Engineer, Lockheed Martin IS&GS Civil – Transportation & Financial Solutions
Jose Manuel Asensio, Project Manager, Indra Sistemas, S.A.
Amalia Garcia Alonso, Senior R&D Engineer, CRIDA, A.I.E.
Andrea Villa, R&D Engineer, CRIDA, A.I.E.

Tomorrow’s Air Traffic Control System: Less safe and more costly for consumers?
Ashley Nunes, Ph.D., ISA Software

Conceptual Model for Monitoring NextGen FAA Services
Michael Olsen & Andrew Parcel, Harris Corporation

Impact to NextGen of the Telecommunications Industry Evolution from Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) Technology to Internet Protocol (IP) Technology
Mark Graham, Harris Corporation

FAA Responds to FISMA to Improve Protection against Cyber Threats
Marshall D. Abrams, Ph.D., The MITRE Corporation
James Daum, Federal Aviation Administration

Aircraft Access to System-Wide Information Management Infrastructure
Mohammad Moallemi, Remzi Seker, Mohamed Mahmoud, Jayson Clifford, John Pesce, Carlos Castro, and Massood Towhidnejad, Next Generation Applied Research Lab. (NEAR)
Jonathan Standley & Robert Klein, Federal Aviation Association (FAA)

Vaisala CheckTime – a Liquid Water Equivalent (LWE) solution for improved efficiency in Winter Weather Operations. What does ATC need to know about LWE?
Steve Howe, Airports Product Manager
Nancy Thomsen, N.A. Market and Sales Manager, Airports
Dan Donahue, FAA Account Manager

ATCA would like to thank all candidates who submitted a conference proceeding. This year’s participants covered a wide range of expert ATC and ATM knowledge.

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  • 06 Jun 2018
    Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner

    The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is pleased to announce that former FAA Acting Administrator Linda Hall Daschle has been selected as the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, one of the most prominent awards in aviation and ATCA’s highest honor.

    A pioneer for women in air traffic management, Daschle was the first female to hold the post of Acting Administrator for the FAA. She began her aviation career in Kansas nearly 45 years ago as a licensed weather observer for the agency. In 1993, she was nominated by President Clinton and confirmed by the US Senate for the position of FAA Deputy Administrator. One of her first tasks involved an assessment of the agency’s key air traffic modernization program called the Advanced Automation System which was eventually overhauled, saving the agency an estimated $1.6 billion. She also oversaw the advancement of new regional airline safety regulations and conducted a review of the agency’s safety and surveillance program, which resulted in one of the single largest hires of new safety inspectors in FAA history. 

    Ms. Daschle has held numerous government and private-sector leadership positions, including with the American Association of Airport Executives, the Air Transport Association, the former Civil Aeronautics Board, and with the law firm of Baker Donelson. She is currently President of LHD & Associates, Inc, and serves on the board of Aireon, LLC.

    In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Ms. Daschle joins aviation greats, including Delta’s Richard Anderson, NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, Boeing’s Neil Planzer, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. (View press release HERE.)

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