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Important Announcement: As the ATCA Technical Symposium is virtual for the second year, we will again hold the ATCA Women in Aviation Networking Reception in lieu of our Networking Breakfast. As we did last year, we are pleased to keep this event open to the wider Tech Symposium community. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

 Across aviation's many sectors, women contribute to the success and innovation of the world's airspace each and every day. That's why we're excited to continue hosting the ATCA Women in Aviation Technology Networking Reception during the ATCA Technical Symposium, now a fully virtual event! ATCA seeks to continue providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for women in aviation, and especially the technical fields, to network and share their successes, enhance and inspire leadership, and advance their careers within aviation and the aeronautical sciences. This year, we are happy to include men in the event too as we are no longer space-limited. Please come ready with ideas on how to recognize and support women in technical aviation. 
Won't you join us? 

3 p.m. - 5 p.m ET
Thursday, May 20

PLEASE NOTE: Are you already registered for the Tech Symposium? Then you are fully registered for this event! If you have not registered for the Tech Symposium, you can attend this event for free by registering as an “Exhibit Hall Visitor" for the ATCA Tech Symposium to attend. There is a complimentary registration type to attend the networking event and interactive exhibit hall. Simply select "Exhibit Hall Visitor" to register for free. Registration is now open!

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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