The ATCA Technical Writing Awards

These awards are selected by the Publications Committee and presented to authors of technical articles that have appeared in the ATCA Journal of Air Traffic Control.

ATCA 2013 Winners for the Journal of Air Traffic Control

The Journal of Air Traffic Control – Summer 2013 NASA's ATM Technology Demonstration-1
Harry Swenson, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center John E. Robinson III, Aerospace Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center Steve Winter, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon Technical Services Company

The Journal of Air Traffic Control – Winter 2012 Evolution to Trajectory Based Operations in the National Airspace System
Al Secen, Lockheed Martin IS&GS Dr. Sergio Torres, Lockheed Martin IS&GS Joel K. Klooster, GE Aviation Systems

The Journal of Air Traffic Control – Spring 2013 Benefits and Utility of Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting
Neil A. Jacobs, Chief Atmospheric Scientist, AirDat, LLC Jeffrey E. Rex, Vice President, Engineering, AirDat, LLC

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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.)

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