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ATCA members take the lead in the ever-evolving development of solutions for global air traffic management. Your access to ATCA committees, publications, and meetings increase your awareness of today's aviation environment and current work toward improving air traffic control safety, efficiency, and capacity. 


When you join ATCA, a non-profit, non-government, professional association – you'll support an organization that believes open communication is the best way to ensure progress in the global aviation community. ATCA provides you with unlimited opportunities for participation and commitment to this ideal.

The benefits of your ATCA individual or organizational membership include:

  • The opportunity to participate in ATCA's Connect The Annual Meeting provides each member with the opportunity to express his/her views to ATCA's officers and Board. The International Technical Program provides a forum for discussing key issues that affect the future of the U.S. National Airspace System and global ATC systems. The Technical sessions provide a national and worldwide focus on significant plans, programs, activities, and capabilities in ATC. The ATCA exhibit hall features the largest assemblage of ATC exhibits in North America.
    As an Individual ATCA Member, you will receive discounted event registration and access to Member-only meetings and events. As an ATCA Corporate or Organization Member, you will receive discounts on exhibiting space.
  • The opportunity to nominate your industry peers for an ATCA Award. The Annual Awards program, Luncheon, and Banquet recognize those who have made significant contributions to air traffic control and safety.

  • Participate in ATCA's International Technical Conference and Exhibits. These events provide a forum for discussion of key issues that affect the future of the Global ATC System in venues outside the US.

  • Participate in National/International Symposia addressing various aviation-related subjects.

  • Receive the ATCA Bulletin, ATCA's monthly newsletter which contains reports on national/international ATC developments of interest and timely information on ATCA's activities as well as news affecting the association's membership.
  • You will also receive ATCA's biannual Journal of Air Traffic Control which contains scholarly articles and news reports on significant advances, developments, and techniques of interest in the field of air traffic control.

  • Benefit from the products of ATCA's coordination/collaboration with the Department of Commerce, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Trade and Development Agency regarding the export of U.S. aviation-related products to satisfy international civil aviation requirements.

  • You will receive access to a broad spectrum of individuals engaged in every facet of aviation and the air traffic control profession:
    • Air Traffic Control Specialists
    • Air Traffic Control System Managers
    • Flight Service Station Specialists
    • Airway Facility Technicians
    • Military, Commercial, and Private Aircraft Pilots and Operators
    • Academic Institutions
    • Aviation Associations, Aviation Press and Publications
    • Aircraft Manufacturers
    • Engineering and Manufacturing firms
    • Federal, State, and Local Government agencies and representatives
    • Scientists

Do you have questions or ideas for member benefits? Please contact Glenn Cudaback at or call 703-299-2430 ext. 302.

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How much does membership cost?

Your annual membership fee will depend on what type of Individual or Organization membership is right for you. See a list of annual fee list by membership types here.

How long will it take for my membership to be processed?

Your group or individual membership is activated as soon as you sign up and make payment for your membership at .  

Will I receive a receipt? 

Yes. When you join through our member portal you will receive an email receipt and confirmation. As well, once you have logged onto our member portal, you can go to "My Orders" and review your most recent orders and download a PDF of your receipt.

How do I update my contact information?
To change or update your ATCA member information go to the MEMBER LOGIN page. Once logged in, you will be able to update/modify your profile information online.



My ATCA membership expired over a year ago. Will I lose my continuous date?
Yes. If you wish to retain your original continuous date of membership, you may do so by paying the back dues for the years that your membership lapsed.

How do I renew my membership? 

ATCA will notify you via e-mail close to when your membership is expiring. Once notified, all you need to do is to log into your account at and renew online. If you find it more comfortable renewing by mail that is fine, but that process will take more time. Simply mail a check with your invoice or written request to:

ATCA Membership
ATCA Headquarters
225 Reinekers Lane Ste. 400
Alexandria, VA  22314


How can I become a member of one of ATCA’s Committees? 
You may nominate yourself or be nominated by another member for membership on an ATCA Committee. You can also nominate other members. If you are interested in participating on a Committee, please contact for further details.


Do you have other questions or ideas for member benefits? Please contact Glenn Cudaback at or call 703-299-2430 ext. 302.

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