Press Details


scholarship

The Air Traffic Control Association and Raytheon establish their first ever scholarship for women in aviation

18 Oct 2017
The Air Traffic Control Association and Raytheon establish their first ever scholarship for women in aviation

 
 

 

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will offer a new scholarship program to encourage women to pursue degrees in aviation related fields. This is ATCA's first scholarship specifically geared towards advancing women in the field.

 

"This new scholarship aims to encourage women to pursue exciting and challenging career opportunities in aviation and air traffic control," said Dave Wajsgras, president of Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services. "Our goal is to help close the distinct gender gap in the air traffic control field."

 

Administered by ATCA, the Raytheon Women in Aviation Scholarship will award scholarships to female college students pursuing a degree in an aviation related field. Each scholarship will include a summer internship in Raytheon's Intelligence, Information and Services, Transportation and Support Services business area.

"This program has the potential to greatly impact the industry by ushering more women into the aviation community – a progression that will really benefit our industry," said Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO of ATCA. "Through this scholarship, we hope to engage and educate more women about the career opportunities in aviation, as well as grow the percentage of women in the field - which currently sits at 26 percent."

 

For more information about the scholarship, visit https://www.atca.org/scholarship.

 

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 95 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects, and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries.Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

 

About ATCA
The Air Traffic Control Association (www.atca.org) 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 more than 3,500 members 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. 

 

View the press release HERE.

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

Go Back

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. You may opt out if you wish. Please note that some site capability may be affected.
Days
Hours
Mins
Secs
  • Welcome to the ATCA
  • Welcome to the ATCA
  • 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.)

    Tickets will be available this month. For more information, visit https://www.atca.org/glengilbert
     
     ###

    Established in Washington, D.C., in 1956 by a group of air traffic controllers, the Air Traffic Control Association has been from the outset dedicated to progress in the science of air traffic control and the preservation of a safe flight environment.
    Contact Us
    1101 King Street,
    Suite 300, Alexandria,
    Virginia 22314
    Phone no.: 703-299-2430
    Fax: 703-299-2437
    Email to: info@atca.org