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Recent Press Releases and Announcements

2022 press releases and announcements

Massimo Garbini Named 2022 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
02 Aug 2022

ATCA and Kenes Partner to Host Global Airspace Integration Event in Madrid
27 Jul 2022

ATCA and World ATM Inc. to Host "ATCA Global"
02 Jun 2022

2021 press releases and announcements

ATCA Announces 2021 Award Recipients
22 Sep 2021

ATCA Congratulates New ICAO Secretary General Salazar
26 Feb 2021

2020 press releases and announcements

ATCA Congratulates Mayor Pete Buttigieg
16 Dec 2020

ATCA Announces 2020 Award Recipients
14 Aug 2020

ATCA Launches Blue Skies Initiative Industry Engagement to Inform NAS Vision in a Post-NextGen / COVID-19 World
05 Aug 2020

Fifteen Aviation Groups Commend US Government Release of 'Runway to Recovery' Guidance
09 Jul 2020

2019 press releases and announcements

ATCA Announces 2019 Award Recipients
18 Sep 2019

Daniel K. Elwell Named 2019 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
18 Jul 2019

2018 press releases and announcements

ATCA Announces 2018 Award Recipients
23 Aug 2018

Hon. Linda Hall Daschle Named 2018 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
06 Jun 2018

ATCA Thanks Administrator Huerta for Exceptional Service to the NAS
05 Jan 2018

2017 press releases and announcements

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

ATCA Announces 2017 Award Recipients
19 Sep 2017

Richard Anderson Named Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
16 Aug 2017

ATCA Statement on ATC Reform
06 Jun 2017

ATCA Supports Full Funding of Contract Tower Program
21 Mar 2017

ATCA Congratulates Secretary Chao
31 Jan 2017

2016 press releases and announcements

ATCA Stands with Istanbul
28 Jun 2016

Paul Rinaldi Named Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
19 May 2016

ATCA Stands with Brussels
22 Mar 2016

NextGen Advisory Committee Expands its Horizons with ATCA’S Peter F. Dumont
28 Jan 2016

2015 Civil/Military Aviation Conference to be Held in Conjunction With ATCA’s 60th Annual Conference
26 Jan 2016

ATCA Aviation Cyber Security White Paper Series Executive Summary: Forming a Strategic Initiative to Combat Modern Cyber Security Threats
12 Jan 2016

2015 press releases and announcements

ATCA Announces 2015 Award Recipients
16 Oct 2015

Sid Koslow Named Winner of 2015 Glen A. Gilbert Award
04 Aug 2015

2014 press releases and announcements

Air Traffic Control Association partners with Intelligent Aerospace
30 Sep 2014

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

Monte Belger Awarded 2014 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award from Air Traffic Control Association
22 Jul 2014

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta to Keynote Air Traffic Control Association’s 59th Annual Conference
16 Jul 2014

ATCA Hosts 2014 FAA Budget Briefing to Industry June 2
01 May 2014

FAA Chief Information Officer Tina Amereihn to Keynote ATCA’s Technical Symposium Atlantic City Event Encourages Industry and Government Collaboration
23 Apr 2014

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

2013 press releases and announcements

Air Traffic Control Association's Dumont Elected 2014 President of the Aero Club of Washington
02 Dec 2013

Industry-Wide Air Traffic Control Event Proceeds In the Face of Government Shutdown
09 Oct 2013

Air Traffic Event Offers New Technology and Educational Content
05 Sep 2013

ATCA Honors Patrick Ky as Recipient of 2013 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award
19 Jun 2013

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2012 Press Releases and Announcements

ATCA Announces its 2012 Award Recipients
06 Sep 2012

Peter Challan to be Honored as 2012 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner
25 Jul 2012

ATCA Congratulates NATCA on 25 Year Anniversary
19 Jun 2012

ATCA Applauds Passing of FAA Reauthorization Bill (word doc)
07 Feb 2012

2011 Press Releases and Announcements

2011 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner, Jane Garvey
08 Sep 2011

Official Statement from the Air Traffic Control Association regarding controllers' shifts and required rest time
18 Apr 2011

CMAC 2011 Attracts Civil and Military Leaders in Aviation, Excitement of AVALON 2011 Air Show
04 Feb 2011

2010 Press Releases and Announcements

2010 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Winner, Neil Planzer
12 Aug 2010

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  • 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.)

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