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Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL, to Keynote ATCA’s Civil Military/Aviation Conference (CMAC)

29 Aug 2014
Frank Brenner, Director General, EUROCONTROL, to Keynote ATCA’s Civil Military/Aviation Conference (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 collaboration.

"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 Organization (ICAO).

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 For the PDF of this press release, visit

About CMAC
About 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.

About 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.

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