2022 ATCA Awards: How to Nominate

ATCA is now taking Nominations for all 2022 ATCA Awards!

Nominations for all Awards shall be submitted via the 2022 Online Nomination Form to the Awards Committee by close of business August 5th, 2022.

Please click on the link below to fill out the online form to nominate a deserving individual or team. The form contains the rules of submission. You can also scroll down to review these rules as well.


Click here to Submit an ATCA Awards Nomination Form

Have a question about submitting a nomination? Contact ATCA at 703-299-2430 or email  glenn.cudaback@atca.org


The goal of ATCA's awards program is to give special recognition to those persons and/or organizations engaged in the development, operation, or maintenance of the worldwide air traffic control system for outstanding achievement. From heroic air traffic control saves to industry and small business contributions, military recognition to NAS safety, there's an ATCA award for anybody dedicated to the advancement of air traffic control and a safe flying environment.

Nominations may be made by any individual, group, or team. Submissions for consideration are not limited by the geographic location of the team project or individual contribution.

1.     Nominations must be complete at the time of submission. Required nomination information must be submitted, in English, via this form's required information fields. Supporting Document files for the nomination need to be uploaded (in Microsoft Word or PDF formats) before sending the nomination with the final "Send nomination" button at the end of the online form. Incomplete submissions will not be considered for selection.

2.     Organizations, groups or individuals may make nominations in more than one category.

3.     Organizations, groups or individuals may make more than one nomination in each category.

4.     Nominations can be made independently, as a group, as an organization or as multiple organizations.

5.     Nominations must be made using the online submission form. Nominations will not be accepted by any other means.

6.     By submitting a nomination, the Nominator confirms that they have read and agree with the Rules of Submission and understand how these apply.  

7.     When entries are submitted on behalf of companies, organizations, agencies or other parties, nominee’s sign-off is assumed. If any issues arise concerning sign-off, once the nomination has been submitted, all responsibilities are that of the nominator.

8.     Please ensure that the information submitted is accurate and the correct individuals and organizations are credited as appropriate. The organizers do not accept responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information.

9.  Digital uploads may take a variety of formats, e.g., PDF, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Jpeg file. Please ensure that uploaded logos and any supporting files follow these guidelines:
• When uploading supporting material, the file names must not include any ‘special’ characters, e.g., _ / ( ) & * “.
• The file size of each upload should not exceed 20 MB. 
• For files larger than 20 MB, we suggest that you upload the files to a fileshare website (i.e., Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer), and submit all file URL links in a word document.

10.  Where websites form part of an entry, please ensure any URLs, access details, usernames, and passwords needed for judging are provided, that they work and that they will continue to work until December 2022. Sites that cannot be viewed will be eliminated from consideration.

11.  Once submitted, nomination entries are confirmed by email. 

12.  If a nomination does not qualify for the category it has been submitted, the Awards Committee reserves the right to appropriately categorize the submission. 

13.  ATCA takes conflicts of interest very seriously and will work to minimize the occurrences of conflicts. ATCA selects a diverse body of Award Committee members who we feel are objective, respected, and knowledgeable in their category. Committee members may not vote for any entry with which they have a conflict of interest; such situations are closely monitored and controlled accordingly. In addition, if a Committee member is nominated for an award, they will be removed from the judging of that award.  

14.  Any nomination may be withdrawn by the nominator for any reason upon or before August 5, 2022 with a written request to ATCA.

15.  The Awards Committee, consisting of ATM industry professionals will review the nominations and select the winner for each category.

16.  Winners will be announced at the ATCA Annual Awards Ceremony, taking place November 8, 2022 – more details to follow.

17.  All nominations and nominating Organizations will be published in the Awards Program. No changes will be accepted after August 15th, 2022.

18.  ATCA may use the content of your entry submission for editorial coverage, business, or marketing purposes as an example of best practice. ATCA will never use anything marked as “Confidential Information” as we fully respect the entrant’s commercial confidence.



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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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