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ATCA Annual Women in Aviation Breakfast

 Across aviation's many sectors, women contribute to the success and innovation of the world's airspace each and every day. After a very successful event in 2017, we're excited to host a second ATCA Annual Women in Aviation Breakfast to continue providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for women in aviation to network and share their successes. 

Our goal is to enhance and inspire leadership, and to encourage women to seek executive level positions within aviation and the aeronautical sciences. 

Special keynote address by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC). Now in her fourteenth term, Congresswoman Norton is the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. She also serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

We hope you'll join us! 

The breakfast is open to all registered conference attendees, exhibitors, and hall visitors at the ATCA Annual. Hall visitor registration is free of charge.

UPDATE: We're at capacity! We are keeping a waiting list and hope to accommodate everyone who wants to attend. Click below to add your name. Already registered but need to cancel? Please email Mindy Soranno.



Wednesday, October 3: 
8 – 9:45 a.m
Breakfast served at 8 a.m., program begins at 8:15 a.m.

ATCA Annual Conference and Exposition
Wilson Ballroom
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Questions? Please contact Mindy Soranno.

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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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    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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