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Air Traffic Control Association

No. 3, 2015

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A Chat with World ATM Congress speaker

Fernando Iglesia,

former Director of Operations of the FIO Museum

In This Issue: »» A look back at World ATM Congress 2015 »» NextGen Update »» Aviation History Corner »» And More


President’s Message

No. 3, 2015 Published for

By Peter F. Dumont, President & CEO, Air Traffic Control Association

ATCA Internationally

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am writing this after returning from the third edition of World ATM Congress (WATMC) in Madrid, Spain. I wrote briefly last month describing ATCA’s role in WATMC. The event was once again very successful, with 6,929 registered attendees. However, I won’t go into all of the numbers here. Instead, I would like to focus on what value this event contributes to ATCA and, in turn, your membership. When I first came to ATCA, the Board of Directors was resolute that ATCA increase its span of influence to the international community, both in terms of membership and participation. WATMC has indeed helped us do this. ATCA now has members from all around the world and we are often asked to participate in international events. Our relationships with CANSO, IATA, IFATCA, and other international organizations have never been stronger. This international presence is beneficial to you and your membership in that it expands and strengthens your ability to connect with fellow members and international organizations. This is good for pro-

fessional as well as business development. For example, in the coming weeks ATCA will participate in the annual IATA Operations Conference and the IFATCA Annual Conference. We will be sure to pass on useful information from both of these conferences to you, the member. You will notice in this issue an article on the launch of the FAA’s new NextGen Update 2015 website, faa.gov/nextgen/ update/. In the coming weeks, as we update our Association Management System and our ATCA website, you will see a greater access to information, including links to websites such as the new NextGen Update 2015. Even though the memory of World ATM Congress hasn’t faded, ATCA is already moving forward. The ATCA Technical Symposium in Atlantic City, NJ, is right around the corner. I look forward to seeing you there. As I have said many times we strive for continuous improvement. To this end I welcome any feedback you may have to help make your association more valuable, beneficial, and useful to our members.

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Fernando Iglesias and Madrid’s Infante de Orleans Foundation (FIO) Museum Represent Aviation’s Golden Age

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“In those times of bad weather, having a good controller is a do or die situation. They are part of the history.” - Fernando Iglesias

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hat binds everyone together at ATCA is a shared love of aviation. Fernando Iglesias is a complete embodiment of that sentiment. Iglesias, the Infante de Orleans Foundation (FIO) director of operations from 2000-2010, was a guest speaker at World ATM Congress (WATMC) in Madrid, Spain, on March 12. He introduced Carlos Valle, president of FIO, and delivered a short presentation on the FIO Museum – which exhibited at WATMC all three days – before a viewing of the aviation documentary, Wings for History: The Rescue of a Myth. Officially established in December 1989, with origins dating back to 1984, the not-for-profit FIO Museum came


Fernando Iglesias and his wife.

to fruition when members of the Aresti Aerobatic Club in Madrid decided to form their own collection of historic aircraft in flight. “My job [at the FIO museum] was to distribute all the flights. It was not an easy task because we had many types of planes and pilots. There are no two airplanes that fly in the same manner; pilots must be able to troubleshoot,” said Iglesias. He adds that the FIO pilots mainly come from the Spanish Aeromatic Team and the Spanish Air Force but the museum is always trying to get younger pilots involved. Today, the FIO’s collection includes 43 historic aircraft, ranging from 1925 to 1970. Of these 43 aircraft, Iglesias – who first started flying at the age of 16 – has

The FIO Museum exhibited at World ATM Congress 2015.

flown 24 of them. His favorites are the Boeing Stearman Kaydet-FNM (1933) and the Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann-ERO (1934). These aircraft bring especially happy memories because he flew with both of his daughters in them. Iglesias acknowledges that the Comper CLA 7 Swift, the aircraft that was displayed at the back of the World ATM Exhibition, is a much more difficult plane to fly due to its poor visibility. Fernando Rein Loring (1902 – 1978) famously flew the aircraft from Madrid, Spain, to Manila, Phillipines, in 1933 with a “Visit Spain” advertisement scrawled across its body. Iglesias is also quick to add that air traffic controllers are a crucial aspect of the aviation industry. In his aviation career,

he’s flown more than 5,000 ground control approaches, with 10-15 percent of those in poor weather conditions. “In those times of bad weather, having a good controller is a do or die situation. They are part of the history,” said Iglesias. ATCA and World ATM Congress was proud to exhibit the FIO Museum – the only museum of its kind in Spain – and learn about a living legend’s career and passion for aviation. “The most important part of this [FIO Museum] collection is to maintain the aeronautical heritage and history of aviation,” says Iglesias. “The goal is not to present an air show but to show the beauty of these pieces of art with this collection.”

The Comper CLA 7 Swift aircraft was on display at the FIO Museum stand at the World ATM Exhibition.

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ew videos featuring the FAA’s top two NextGen executives lead the recently published NextGen Update: 2015 (http://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/), which puts the latest on airspace modernization in one easy-tonavigate website. Chief NextGen Officer Michael G. Whitaker and Assistant Administrator for NextGen Edward L. Bolton Jr. discuss NextGen progress, plans, and benefits. “NextGen is not just about the work that we’re doing in the next one to three years,” Bolton said in his video. “NextGen is now.” “NextGen changes how we communicate beyond voice, navigate beyond radio beacons, and track aircraft beyond radar,” Whitaker said.

The Progress and Plans section includes the latest on many programs of interest to ATCA members. By clicking on sidebars, links, and videos, visitors can drill down to a great deal of information. On the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) page you’ll find connections to: • the final rule mandating ADS-B equipage by January 1, 2020 • a sidebar about Equip 2020, the FAA’s initiative to resolve equipage issues with the airlines and general aviation • NextGen Performance Snapshot success stories about ADS-B • a video of Joe Bertapelle, JetBlue’s director of Strategic Airspace Programs, explaining how NextGen helps his airline

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