ATCA members take the lead in the ever-evolving development of solutions for global air traffic management. Your access to ATCA committees, publications and meetings increase your awareness of today's aviation environment and current work towards improving ATC safety, efficiency and capacity. 

When you join ATCA, a non-profit, non-government, professional association – you'll support an organization who believes open communication is the best way to ensure progress in the global aviation community. ATCA provides you with unlimited opportunities for participation and commitment to this ideal.

  • The opportunity to participate in ATCA's Annual Conference and Exposition. The Annual Meeting provides each member with the opportunity to express his/her views to ATCA's officers and Board. The International Technical Program provides a forum for discussing key issues that affect the future of the U.S. National Airspace System and global ATC systems. The Technical sessions provide a national and worldwide focus on significant plans, programs, activities and capabilities in ATC. The ATCA exhibit hall features the largest assemblage of ATC exhibits in North America.
  • The Annual Awards Luncheon and Banquet recognize those who have made significant contributions to air traffic control and safety.
  • Participate in ATCA's International Technical Conference and Exhibits. These events provide a forum for discussion of key issues that affect the future of the Global ATC System in venues outside the US.
  • Participate in National/International Symposia addressing various aviation-related subjects.
  • Receive the ATCA Bulletin, ATCA's monthly newsletter which contains reports on national/international ATC developments of interest and timely information on ATCA's activities as well as news affecting the association's membership. You will also receive ATCA's quarterly Journal of Air Traffic Control which contains scholarly articles and news reports on significant advances, developments and techniques of interest in the field of air traffic control.
  • Benefit by the products of ATCA's coordination/collaboration with the Department of Commerce, the Federal Aviation Administration, and the Trade and Development Agency regarding export of U.S. aviation-related products to satisfy international civil aviation requirements.
  • You will receive access to a broad spectrum of individuals engaged in every facet of aviation and the air traffic control profession:
    • Air Traffic Control Specialists
    • Air Traffic Control System Managers
    • Flight Service Station Specialists
    • Airway Facility Technicians
    • Military, Commercial and Private Aircraft Pilots and Operators
    • Academic Institutions
    • Aviation Associations, Aviation Press and Publications
    • Aircraft Manufacturers
    • Engineering and Manufacturing firms
    • Federal, State and Local Government agencies and representatives
    • Scientists

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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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