October 29-30, 2018
             Marriott Marquis Washington D.C. •  901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20001


The final frontier is closer than ever before. As commercial space interests diversify and technology advances at an astonishing rate, it’s more important than ever to create and maintain open lines of communication between stakeholders.

Join ATCA and the FAA Oct. 29-30 for a two-day discussion on the future of commercial space and the National Airspace system (NAS) and how policy, operations, and technology will shape the future of commercial space.

When it comes to space, diverse stakeholders have diverse needs. Until now, there haven’t been many venues for stakeholders to collaborate and learn from one another. That’s where the ATCA/FAA Commercial Space NAS Integration Conference comes in.

The ATCA/FAA Commercial Space NAS Integration Conference 2018 is a continuation of the FAA’s past Commercial Space Industry Days. ATCA/FAA Commercial Space 2018 is a two-day event in Washington, D.C. Join decision-makers from the FAA, commercial space, and the aviation industry for two days of conversation and collaboration to explore the opportunities and solve the challenges affecting the most exciting new entrant into the NAS.



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ATCA/FAA Commercial Space
NAS Integration Conference Agenda
* Agenda is subject to change *

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018
8 a.m. Registration Open  
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome   
8:40 – 9 a.m. Welcome/Opening Remarks
9 – 9:30 a.m. Commercial Space Overview

9:30 – 10:45 a.m. Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) – Airspace Access Priorities 

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Networking Break
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) – Spaceport Categories
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. International Policy Panel
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.  Industry Presentations   
2:45 – 3:15 p.m.   Networking Break  
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.  Safety Management Panel   
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.  Commercial Space Integration (CSI) National Airspace System (NAS) CONOPS   
5:15 – 5:30 p.m.   End of Day Wrap-Up   

Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018
8 a.m. Registration Open  
8:30 – 8:40 a.m. Welcome   
8:45 – 9:45 a.m. Spaceports
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Networking Break

10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Operations and Operational Airspace
11:15 – 12:15 a.m. ATCA Panel
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 – 1:45 p.m. Collaborative Decision Making Panel
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.  Networking Break  
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.   Industry Panel  
3:45 – 4:30 p.m.  Rules/Regulations  
4:30 p.m.  Closing Remarks  
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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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