safety

The ATCA Annual Safety Award

Formerly known as the William A. Parenteau Award and the George W. Kriske Award, this Medallion Award is presented to an individual for an outstanding achievement or contribution during the previous year, which has added to the safety, quality, and efficiency of air traffic control.

ATCA Annual Aviation Systems Specialist Safety Award

Presented to an individual for an outstanding achievement or contribution during the previous year, which has added to the quality, safety, availability, and resiliency of air traffic control critical systems.

ATCA Ambassador Award

Formerly the Clifford P. Burton Memorial award, this Medallion Award is reserved for members who have not only contributed to the quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control, but also have devoted much time and effort in furthering the goals and objectives of ATCA and the profession.

ATCA Annual Team Award for Outstanding Achievement 

Formerly the Earl F. Ward Memorial Award, this is a Medallion Award presented to a group for an outstanding achievement during the previous year, which has added to the quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control

The David J. Hurley Memorial Award for Aviation Traffic Management

This is a Medallion Award presented to an individual working in the field of Aviation Traffic Management for outstanding achievement or contribution in the area of ATC collaborative decision making, balancing air traffic demand and capacity, or maximizing airspace and airport use, which has added to the quality, efficiency and/or safety of the Global Airspace Systems. In Warrenton, Virginia, the Air Traffic Control Systems Command Center stands as a legacy to the vision of David J. Hurley

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Air traffic control

Andy Pitas Aircraft Save Award

Formerly the Andy Pitas Memorial Award, this Medallion Award is presented to an individual or group who provided flight assistance in the previous year that resulted in the safe recovery of an emergency aircraft through the application of exceptional air traffic service.

ATCA Outstanding Civilian ATC Manager of the Year Award

Formerly the General E. R. Quesada Memorial Award, this is a Medallion Award presented to an individual for an outstanding achievement or contribution during the previous year as an ATC Manager.

ATCA Airway Transportation Systems Specialist of the Year Award

Presented to a non-military airway facilities technician acting in a non-supervisory capacity who has, during the previous year, performed in an exemplary or extraordinary manner in support of ATC.

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Industry and Small Business

ATCA Annual Outstanding Achievement Award for Small Business

Formerly the Charles E. Varnell Memorial Award, this is a Medallion Award presented to a small business concern for outstanding achievement or contribution, which has added to the quality, safety or efficiency of air traffic control.

ATCA Annual Outstanding Achievement Award for Small & Disadvantaged Business

Presented to a small business concern owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals for an exemplary achievement or contribution that has added to the safety, quality or efficiency of ATC.

ATCA Annual Industry Award

This is a Medallion Award presented to an industry or a group of industries for outstanding achievement or contribution, which has added to the quality safety or efficiency of air traffic control.

ATCA Life Cycle Management Award

The award recognizes the individual(s) or group whose design, development, deployment, maintenance or logistical support had a significant positive impact on the performance or operation of an important ATC system in the previous year.

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Military

ATCA Military Air Traffic Controller of the Year Award

Formerly the Lingiam “Linn” Odems Memorial Award, this is a Medallion Award for air traffic control specialists of the Military. This is an Award presented to an individual military or civilian air traffic control specialist who has during the previous year performed in an exemplary or extraordinary manner in support of military air traffic control facilities. This will be awarded for each branch of service.

ATCA Military Air Traffic Control Technician of the Year Award

This is a Medallion Award for air traffic control technicians of the Military. This is an Award presented to an individual military or civilian air traffic control specialist who has during the previous year performed in an exemplary or extraordinary manner in support of military air traffic control facilities. This will be awarded for each branch of service.

ATCA Outstanding Military ATC Manager of the Year Award

Formerly the General E. R. Quesada Memorial Award, this is a Medallion Award presented to an individual for an outstanding achievement or contribution during the previous year as an ATC Manager.

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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.)

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