Air Traffic Control Association

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. It provides a forum in which those concerned can address the myriad issues inherent to the development of viable air traffic control systems and aviation infrastructures, and the ever increasing demands on the global navigable airspace environment. Those in the aviation community -- the providers of air traffic control, system architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators and users -- join together in ATCA to share their collective experience, knowledge, and efforts in pursuit of common goals. ATCA is unique in representing a broad spectrum of civil-military cooperation typical of global flying activities. ATCA's Annual Conference and Exhibition provides North America's largest and most diverse venue for aviation-related technology, attracting thousands of civilian and military members and representatives from around the world. ATCA also holds technical symposia, cyber security summits, and various high-level collaborative meetings and briefings domestically and throughout Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. ATCA’s Civil Military Air Traffic Management Summit, known as CMAC™, attracts civil and military aviation leaders from around the world. The ATCA publications, The Journal of Air Traffic Control, Conference Technical "Proceedings," and the ATCA Bulletin, are prominent sources for the latest news and achievements in the field. ATCA is a non-profit, non-government, professional organization. Membership is open to all who share a common interest in promoting and encouraging the advancement of aviation and air traffic control. The governing body is composed of representatives from all segments of the aviation community.

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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. It provides a forum in which those concerned can address the myriad issues inherent to the development of viable air traffic control systems and aviation infrastructures, and the ever increasing demands on the global navigable airspace environment. Those in the aviation community -- the providers of air traffic control, system architects, manufacturers, suppliers, system operators and users -- join together in ATCA to share their collective experience, knowledge, and efforts in pursuit of common goals.   ATCA is unique in representing a broad spectrum of civil-military cooperation typical of global flying activities. ATCA's Annual Conference and Exhibition provides North America's largest and most diverse venue for aviation-related technology, attracting thousands of civilian and military members and representatives from around the world. ATCA also holds technical symposia, cyber security summits, and various high-level collaborative meetings and briefings domestically and throughout Europe, the Pacific Rim and Latin America. ATCA’s Civil Military Air Traffic Management Summit, known as CMAC™, attracts civil and military aviation leaders from around the world.    The ATCA publications, The Journal of Air Traffic Control, Conference Technical "Proceedings," and the ATCA Bulletin, are prominent sources for the latest news and achievements in the field.   ATCA is a non-profit, non-government, professional organization. Membership is open to all who share a common interest in promoting and encouraging the advancement of aviation and air traffic control. The governing body is composed of representatives from all segments of the aviation community.



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ATCA Annual

ATCA ANNUAL CONFERENCE •  VIRTUAL EVENTSAVE THE DATE! DECEMBER 7 - 11, 2020 As the largest air traffic management (ATM) event in the Americas and the world’s only event centering around the air traffic control (ATC)/ATM technology and services needs of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), ATCA Annual is the can’t-miss aviation event of the fall. Pace...[more]

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ATCA Presents Aviation Cybersecurity

  ATCA presents Aviation Cybersecurity is the only cybersecurity event dedicated solely to aviation and air traffic management.In an environment that requires the utmost safety and redundancy, cyberthreats are particularly dangerous. Aviation and cybersecurity experts from across the country join in the conversation as ATCA once again delves into the intricacies of protecting ou...[more]

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Blue Skies Initiative

  ATCA’s Blue Skies Initiative (BSI) is an industry-government collaborative effort that will deliver a future-ready framework for modernizing the US NAS – one that defines a short-, mid-, and long-term vision for aviation while ensuring optimization of resources for all ATM stakeholders and users; is economically sustainable and scalable; educates the avi...[more]

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Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet

The Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award is dedicated to the memory of one of the recognized “Fathers of Air Traffic Control” and honors the lifelong achievements of an individual in the field of aviation. Glen Gilbert was a visionary who, along with Earl Ward, founded the U.S. air traffic system and dedicated his professional career to its improvement. The design of the trophy incl...[more]

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Joint Service ATC Symposium

The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) will host the 2020 Joint Service Air Traffic Control Symposium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel. The Symposium last took place from April 30 – May 3, 2018 in San Diego, California. The Symposium is an ideal forum to showcase air traffic control to the US Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Army. Th...[more]

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The Journal of the Air Traffic Control Association

The Journal of Air Traffic Control is ATCA’s flagship publication. The quarterly magazine is a critical resource to all professionals involved in air traffic management (ATM) and other aviation disciplines, such as ATC specialists, frontline managers, engineers, pilots, researchers, and members of the academic community. It’s devoted to developments in air traffic control and feat...[more]

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Young Aviation Professionals

  What is YAP? ATCA's Young Aviation Professionals (YAP) is a group focusing on developing the industry’s newest leaders. Industry representatives have partnered with the Air Traffic Control Association to further your career. Its mission is to foster the next generation of aviation leaders by empowering young professionals with the knowledge, exposure, and relationships to tackl...[more]


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ATCA Awards Program

The ATCA Awards ProgramRecognizing Greatness in Aviation.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 s...[more]

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ATCA Membership

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 a...[more]