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Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace

30 Sep 2014
Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace


ATCA teams up with Intelligent Aerospace to help advance aviation and airspace management technologies, infrastructures, and global community, as well as encourage greater industry participation.

ATCA/CMAC, NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., 30 Sept. 2014. Intelligent Aerospace, the annual aerospace event and industry resource, and the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA), the renowned industry association dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment in Alexandria, Va., have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly support and serve the rapidly expanding global aerospace community. The agreement was struck during ATCA’s 59th Annual Conference and Exposition and Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) being held this week, 28 September – 1 October 2014, in National Harbor, Maryland.

“ATCA and Intelligent Aerospace share an important, singular goal: to provide a forum in which aerospace executives and engineers can address current and future challenges, advance systems and infrastructures, and enhance safety—all for the good of the industry and global community,” affirms ATCA President and CEO Peter F. Dumont. “We look forward to achieving this objective in cooperation with Intelligent Aerospace and other valuable industry partners.”

Dumont will take on an advisory role in the Intelligent Aerospace conference, helping to craft an Air Traffic Control and Airspace Management conference program track in which prominent industry leaders address pressing challenges, tackle today’s tough issues, and provide insights and advice. He will occupy a seat on the Intelligent Aerospace Advisory Board and Arsenal of Experts. The first annual Intelligent Aerospace conference and exhibition will be held October 6 through 8, 2015 at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA) in the Netherlands.

“I am pleased to welcome Peter to the Intelligent Aerospace Advisory Board, an arsenal of subject-matter experts from across the international aerospace community and representing the end-to-end transportation loop from ground to air and safely back again,” explains Intelligent Aerospace Conference Director and Editor Courtney E. Howard. “We are thrilled to be working with Peter and the entire, knowledgeable ATCA team, who bring extensive experience and unparalleled insights into the world of air traffic control and civil/military airspace management to this important event.”

“We are dedicated to working with key industry organizations, tapping highly respected industry visionaries from around the globe to help aerospace decision-makers meet current and future challenges with modern solutions,” acknowledges Chris Cope, director of business development and exhibition and sponsorship sales manager, Intelligent Aerospace.

The Intelligent Aerospace conference and exhibition is built from the ground up by industry veterans to fill a void in the rapidly expanding and evolving, safety-critical aerospace market. The global platform is designed specifically to unite the global aerospace community and facilitate conversations on designing and implementing and integrating technologies, processes and procedures throughout the complete, ground-to-air transportation workflow.

The Intelligent Aerospace 2015 conference program includes informative tracks specific to:

  • Air Traffic Control and Airspace Management
  • Airport Infrastructure and Operations
  • Military Avionics
  • Civil/Commercial Avionics
  • Satellite Communications (SatCom)
  • Satellite and Space Platforms, Systems, Technologies, and Payloads, including inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC), meteorological/weather-prediction, and more
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Platforms, Avionics, Ground Control, and Payloads
  • Rotorcraft Avionics, including myriad vertical-lift platforms and systems


About the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA)
The Air Traffic Control Association ( 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.

About Intelligent Aerospace
Influential aerospace engineers, engineering managers, executives, and educators turn to Intelligent Aerospace for up-to-the-minute, high-tech information on the global aerospace industry. Intelligent Aerospace covers the complete, end-to-end transportation loop, delivering in-depth and insightful information on all technologies and trends involved in the safe, secure transport of passengers, cargo, and data from ground to air and back again. PennWell’s Aerospace & Defense Media Group is responsible for Military & Aerospace Electronics, Intelligent Aerospace (formerly Avionics Intelligence), and the Intelligent Aerospace conference and exhibition (

Chris Cope
Intelligent Aerospace
Director, International Business Development
Manager, Exhibition & Sponsorship Sales
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Marion Brophy
Director of Communications
Air Traffic Control Association
T: +1 703 299 2430 x308
F: +1 703 299 2437


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