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Alongside technical co-chairs FAA and NASA, ATCA brings you its premier technical conference where hundreds of people come together to focus on the latest ideas, research, products, and services in the air traffic control arena.
April 25-27, 2023, in Atlantic City, NJ
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  The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) and Kenes Group are partnering to host a new congress focused on airspace integration in Madrid the week of September 25th, 2023. The new congress will include programming and exhibition, and will showcase advanced air mobility, urban air mobility, space integration, and civil and military cooperation. The congress will be co-located with Expodrónica’s live advanced air mobility and drone demonstration scheduled for the week of September 25th, 2023, taking place at IFEMA Feria de Madrid and Cuatro Vientos Airport.
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ATCA looks forward to welcoming you to the ATCA Global Conference and Exhibition, brought to you by ATCA and World ATM Inc. ATCA has partnered with FABEC, the FAA, NASA, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Commerce, NATCA, AUVSI, Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF), ANSPs from around the world, and many others to bring you the largest and most diverse gathering of decision-makers and industry leaders.
November 1-3, 2023, in Washington, D.C.
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The ATCA Mentorship Program is designed to advance the science and business of air traffic management through leadership development, relationship building, and the transfer of knowledge between seasoned aerospace experts and early- to mid-career professionals. ATCA paired 8 mentors and mentees this year as part of our inaugural pilot program.
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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

    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.
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