OPERATIONS

The operational environment of the future NAS will enable seamless and agile operations across diverse users from surface to space.  The future NAS will encompass the operations of today - business, commercial, and general aviation air traffic, as well as the operations of tomorrow, such as drone delivery, on-demand air mobility, commercial space launch and reentry, and high-altitude long endurance vehicles for weather monitoring.  Tomorrow is closer than we think as evidenced by the growing demand for drone, high-altitude balloon and commercial space services today. 

The strategic shift in the future NAS is from point-to-point air traffic management (ATM) conditioned on procedures, to dynamic airspace management driven by performance.  Dynamic airspace management places the emphasis on enabling equitable access to airspace as a resource – a resource that is expanding in use across airspace classes but is also facing capacity restrictions as demand increases across an increasing varied user base.  Airspace management will require managing the impacts of weather in advanced air mobility microclimates and space and will becoming increasingly reliant on dynamic timing for all operations to ensure safety and efficiency.



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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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