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Association Announces Joint Air Traffic and Civil Military Aviation Event: ATCA 59th Annual and CMAC Held in Conjunction

03 Mar 2014
Association Announces Joint Air Traffic and Civil Military Aviation Event: ATCA 59th Annual and CMAC Held in Conjunction


March 3, 2014 – Madrid – The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) announced it was uniting two of its storied events – the ATCA 59th Annual Conference and Exposition and the Civil Military Aviation Conference (CMAC). CMAC – which occurs bi-annually on a global scale, has most recently been held in Bangkok, and Melbourne, Australia. This year, it will be featured at the ATCA Annual from September 28 to October 1. With an emphasis on collaboration, the ATCA 59th Annual and CMAC will highlight air traffic issues that cover industry, government, civil, and military.

“CMAC comes to North America in 2014 for the first time, and will bring even more of an international focus to the week of networking and business development that always takes place at ATCA,” said Peter F. Dumont, President & CEO of ATCA. “CMAC is always an anticipated and well-attended event. Combining it with the ATCA Annual makes it even more attractive in convenience and cost-savings for participants. The combination will provide an enhanced experience and bring even more value to ATCA’s largest annual event.”

Programming at both the ATCA 59th Annual and CMAC will be concurrent for the first time in the association’s history – offering the option for air traffic management professionals to serve multiple interests and capitalize on business opportunities. In addition, both civil/military and ATC exhibits will be represented in the ATCA Exhibit Hall. Already signed on for the event are organizations including Telegenix, Rockwell Collins, Thales, and Boeing. In addition to the conference and Exhibit Hall, free educational theatres will be featured on the hall floor and host industry leaders exploring the future of aviation, and the technology and cooperation required to get there.


About CMAC
The Civil/Military Aviation Conference (CMAC) was the first and is the world’s largest civil/military air traffic management summit, where senior leaders from throughout the world explore plans for collaboration. It regularly brings together 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
Founded in 1956, the Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) is dedicated to the progress and safety of air traffic and works to advance the technology and professionalism of the industry. The association serves nearly 3,000 members and is involved in organizing the largest ATC events in the world. ATCA’s members are comprised of individual controllers, aviation associations, educational institutions, the government and military, and companies managing and providing equipment and services in the aviation community.

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