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ATCA Annual: Conversations That Count, Issues That Matter Between mother nature, terrorist attacks, and too many administration changes to count, 2017 has challenged us in many ways. Fortunately, the aviation industry has never been more exciting, considering the fast pace of modernization and the variety of new entrants entering the National Airspace System (NAS) every day. The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) has been here through ev-

ATCA Annual showcases three days of presentations, discussion, demonstrations, and networking opportunities with industry leaders and nearly 100 exhibitors.

ery major (and minor) development of ATC systems and aviation infrastructures over the past 62 years. ATCA and its Annual Conference and Exposition have been a constant and resilient cornerstone of our industry. Despite the current chaos of the world, 2017 has been anoth-

er great year for ATCA. Not only are we 62 years young, but our membership has more than doubled over the past decade, which means it’s now more diverse and representative of our industry than ever before. ATCA’s high-caliber events are another representation of that. The ATCA Annual is a perfect opportunity to focus on the good and celebrate these successes with 3,000 of our closest friends and colleagues. ATCA Annual showcases three days of presentations, discussion, demonstrations, and networking opportunities with industry leaders and nearly 100 exhibitors. We also celebrate the best and brightest in aviation and air traffic through our Awards Luncheon (turn to page 7 for more information) and Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet honoring Richard Anderson (page 10), both on Tuesday, Oct. 17, this year. Two big reasons that people leave the comforts of their offices (and their exploding inboxes) to fight Beltway traffic: to connect and to learn. The highlights of any day, especially one spent at ATCA Annual, are the conversations you have and the people you meet. ATCA Annual provides plenty of opportunities to engage in mean-

Attendees took advantage of hours of free education at last year’s ATCA Annual.

ingful conversations, starting with Monday night’s Welcome Reception with Exhibitors at the Pose Rooftop Lounge. Everyone’s invited! We’ve changed the ATCA Annual format this year just enough so that it’s both familiar and fresh, while still packing in as much education as possible. In addition to five general sessions and five keynote presentations, we’ve added 13 breakout sessions focusing on the issues that truly matter today. Since that’s a lot of conference content, we’ve provided a compre-

hensive conference agenda (starts on page 2) that features six colorcoded trajectories broken down by topic to help you, the attendee, maximize your time. It’s just one way that we’ve helped cut through the noise of 2017. In addition, the Aireon Arena presentation theater will feature 11 hours of education on the Exhibit Hall floor, which is free to visit. ATCA Annual: 62 years in and we’re just getting started. For more information or to register for the event, visit www.atca. org/62annual.

What’s New at ATCA Annual

A Exhibit Hall Hours Monday, October 16 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 17 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesday, October 18 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

TCA aims to be ever-evolving, just like the industry it serves. With that mentality, here are a few changing dynamics you can expect at this year’s Annual. • Breakouts Galore! We have increased programming choices to offer more content than ever before. Make your conference program experience into a “Choose Your Own Adventure,” and create your itinerary now based on the agenda. • Welcome Reception in Pose Rooftop Lounge (18th floor, Gaylord Resort & Convention

Center.) Relax at the end of your full day while networking with other ATCA’ites. • Tuesday Awards: both the ATCA Awards Luncheon and Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award have moved to Tuesday, October 17. Celebrate the best in aviation and air traffic all in one day. • AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge in the Exhibit Hall. Registered conference attendees are welcome to relax, get a beverage, recharge your device, and network with fellow attendees. • New Exhibit Guide! The printed

guide is more compact and portable this year, with a pullout Schedule-at-a-Glance, including trajectories, Hall layout, exhibitor listings, and a products & services guide. New Gaylord Security Measures. If you are staying on-site at the conference or have room or suite visitors, please note that this year a key card is required to access your room floor at the hotel.


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Annual Conference Committee Committee Chair Patrick Forrey, SAIC Mark Andrews, CACI Mike Ball Michael Bayliss, CI2 Aviation Mike Borden, General Dynamics Information Technology Bill Colligan, ATCorp Jonathan Fath, Harris Carleen Genna, FAA David Grizzle, Dazzle Partners, LLC Dan Hanlon, Raytheon Mike Hawthorne, Veracity Engineering Jessie Hillenbrand, Aireon Jim Hitt, LS Technologies Robert Humbertson, Booz Allen Hamilton Jim Johnson, JVS Rachel Kinney, Calspan Ellesse Krall, Evans Inc. David Lantzy, AT&T Sheila Lowery, Engility Frank Matus, Thales Donna McLean, PlanzerMcLean John Markey, Digital iBiz Tony Militello, MITRE Eric Nixon, Unisys Jim Ries, CSRA, Inc. Mark Rodgers, CSSI, Inc. Roger Stern, Leidos Jeff Williams, Tetra Tech

ATCA Staff Peter F. Dumont President and CEO Marion Brophy Communications Specialist Ken Carlisle Director, Meetings and Expositions Theresa Clair Associate Director, Meetings and Expositions Glenn Cudaback Manager, Digital Media and Marketing Abigail Glenn-Chase Director, Communications Ashley Haskins Accounting Manager Kristen Knott Managing Editor & Writer Christine Oster Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer Paul Planzer Manager, ATC Programs Mindy Sorrano Office Manager and Special Projects Rugger Smith International Development Liaison Sandra Strickland Exhibition and Events Coordinator Tim Wagner Membership Manager

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Registration Open

To complement our innovative show floor featuring nearly 100 exhibitors and a free presentation theater, our comprehensive agenda – complete with 6 trajectories and 13 breakouts – offers something for everyone. Our new conference program features 6 color-coded trajectories. Customize your ATCA Annual agenda. Attend one or mix and match trajectories!

Convention Center Pre-Function Area

Surveillance

Workforce

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Operational NextGen Improvements

Reform

Maryland Ballroom Foyer

Disruptors and New Entrants

Big Data

Welcome Coffee

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.

Opening Ceremony and Remarks

Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA Charles Keegan, Chairman, ATCA Maryland Ballroom B & D Dumont

Keegan

8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Keynote Address

Hon. Michael Huerta, Administrator, FAA Maryland Ballroom B & D

9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A & B 9:15 - 10:30 a.m.

General Session: ATC: Be All That You Can Be

Moderator: David Grizzle, Dazzle Partners LLC Speakers: Steve Brown, NBAA Margaret Jenny, RTCA Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Sharon Pinkerton, A4A Melissa Rudinger, AOPA Prof. Klaus-Dieter Scheurle, DFS Maryland Ballroom B & D

Grizzle

Brown

Scheurle

Jenny

Kopardekar

Pinkerton

Rudinger

Tedford

Soechting

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Breakout: Global Surveillance Challenges

Moderator: Ann Tedford, AMA Speakers: Mark Carmouche, FAA Dan Hicok, FAA Frederick “Oz” Soechting, DoD Russ Wright, DHS Maryland 1/2/3

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Monday, October 16 (continued) 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Breakout: FAA Tech Center Comes to D.C.

Breakout: ATC Platinum Rule: Train Others as They Would Like to Be Trained

Moderator: Mike Greco, FAA Speakers: Kenneth Allendoefer, FAA Mike Konyak, FAA Greco Starr McGettigan, FAA Joan Somogy, FAA Isidore Venetos, FAA Maryland A

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Venetos

Breakout: International UAS Integration

Moderator: Hassan Shahidi, MITRE Corporation Speakers: Andrew Charlton, Aviation Advocacy Dr. Daisuke Kubo, JAXA Randy Willis, FAA Trevor Woods, North Dakota Test Site Ray Young, NUAIR Maryland C

Shahidi

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Charlton

Woods

Young

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Moderator: Steve McMahon, FAA Speakers: Thad Allen, Booz Allen Hamilton Mark Cooper, Deloitte Karen Illg, FAA Yogesh Khanna, CSRA Dr. Sid McGuirk, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Jeff Raver, SAIC Maryland Ballroom B & D

Maryland Ballroom B & D

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

General Session: Eyes in the Sky: Future Surveillance Solutions

Exhibit Hall Closes Exhibit Halls A & B Capezzuto

McNall

Richter

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McGuirk

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Welcome Reception Pose Rooftop Lounge

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Maryland Ballroom B & D

Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge

Dyment

5:30 p.m.

2:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

Moderator: Chris Metts, Harris Corporation Speakers: Tyler Duval, McKinsey & Company Michael Dyment, NEXA Capital Partners, LLC Pat McNall, FAA Jennifer Richter, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Maryland C

General Session: Cultivating the New Workforce

The Iridium Story, with author John Bloom

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Klopf

4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

12:45 - 1:15 p.m.

ATCA Membership Meeting

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Breakout: The Full Spectrum: Multi-Agency PPP

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Moderator: Vinny Capezzuto, Aireon Speakers: Joe Bertapelle, JetBlue Bobby Nichols, FAA Al Storm, DoD Jeff Woods, NATCA Maryland Ballroom B & D

Moderator: Dr. David Delaine, Ohio State University Speakers: Andrew Brigida, FAA Lindsey Deutsch, FAA Markus Klopf, Frequentis Ashley Spencer, Veracity Engineering Maryland A

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CS SOFT.............................614 Gryphon Sensors...............135 iCatalyst, Inc......................714 Leonardo Company...........421 Masterclock, Inc................100 M.C. Dean, Inc...................124 Northrup Grumman Park Air............................139 Plantronics, Inc..................317

RYMSA RF..........................513 Skymantics.........................116 Solace ................................718 Splunk.................................722 The Washington Consulting Group...............................318 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology......................700


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Orchestrating Surface Operations at Charlotte The FAA will begin orchestrating surface operations at Charlotte this fall, relying on prototype surface management technology developed by NASA’s Airspace Technology Demonstration 2 (ATD-2) to conduct departure metering. The surface has always been the biggest chokepoint in the National Airspace System (NAS) as planes maneuver with limited ground space and departure slots to get airborne. Arriving flights can also be delayed on the ground while waiting for an available gate. If surface movements become more predictable, fewer aircraft would wait in line to take off. Currently, flights departing Charlotte can wait as long as 45 minutes in a line of 15 or more aircraft before receiving a takeoff clearance. The FAA and NASA will use ATD-2 to find ways in which queuing time can be reduced. During Charlotte’s yearlong exercise, controllers will assign times for flights to reach a specified point of entry into the movement area onto taxiways whenever demand exceeds capacity and departures are metered. Times will be assigned to allow aircraft to enter the overhead stream of aircraft when there is an opening. Departure metering aims to keep the exit paths supplied with a steady stream of aircraft when demand is high so that no departure opportunities should go to waste. A key part of the exercise is for airlines to provide the FAA with proposed pushback times 10 minutes before an aircraft leaves the gate. Before ATD-2, the best informa-

tion air traffic controllers had about when a flight was likely to push back was an airline schedule published months before the day of operations. Controllers will be now able to access same-day data to orchestrate surface operations. In the future, updated data may be provided hours ahead of pushback. American Airlines and Delta Air Lines play key pioneering roles in surface management at Charlotte by providing the FAA with 11 types of data including times for gate out, wheels off, wheels on, and gate in. All air carrier aircraft at Charlotte will participate in departure metering regardless of data provided. NASA has developed prototype automation tools to help FAA traffic management coordinators in the tower and controllers in the Charlotte Terminal Radar Approach Control (TRACON) facility. Displays show controllers upcoming vacancies in the overhead stream available to departing aircraft. ATD-2 will also help TRACON controllers plan arrivals with a scratch pad showing the flight’s assigned runway and gate. NASA has also worked with American Airlines, which has a major hub in Charlotte, to provide a software tool to keep airline ramp towers at that airport in the loop. Airlines will have to provide tools like this to their ramp managers as the FAA moves to a production surface management system. The goal is to avoid ramp managers, controllers, and traffic management coordinators having to dis-

2017 NextGen Partners Aireon LLC Airtel ATN ATAC The Boeing Company CGH Technologies, Inc. Crown Consulting, Inc. CSRA DIGITALiBiz, Inc. (iBiz) Enroute Computer Solutions, Inc. Evans Consoles Incorporated FREQUENTIS USA, Inc. General Dynamics Harris Corporation JMA Solutions, LLC Lockheed Martin LS Technologies, LLC The MITRE Corporation Mosaic ATM, Inc

National Center for Atmospheric Research NAVCANatm Noblis Northrop Grumman Pragmatics Inc Raytheon Company Rockwell Collins Saab Sensis SkySoft-ATM Snowflake Software Sunhillo Corporation Systems Atlanta, Inc. Telephonics Tetra Tech Thales Veracity Engineering

Controller monitors ground traffic at Charlotte airport.

cuss surface situations, such as the availability of gates, over the phone. ATD-2 automation will also be linked to two systems already used by the FAA: Traffic Based Flow Management (TBFM) and the Traffic Flow Management System (TFMS). TBFM is the technology used to adjust capacity and demand imbalances at departure fixes and other waypoints across the NAS. TFMS is a data exchange system to manage and monitor national air traffic flow. It is used by flow control managers at the FAA Command Center in Warrenton, Va. For a surface management solution, the FAA has contracted Leidos to develop the Terminal Flight

Data Manager (TFDM). Results of the ATD-2 flight demonstration will be used for risk reduction by the TFDM program, which will share data among controllers much like ATD-2. Charlotte’s surface challenges are clear. The busy airport has a small ramp, one-way taxiways, and narrow alleyways between rows of gates. The FAA looks forward to measuring what can be achieved with surface coordination in this constrained environment. After the ATD-2 exercise, the FAA will install TFDM at Charlotte to achieve initial operating capability. The future of surface management will become clear at Charlotte, and the TFDM system will be deployed nationwide to 89 sites.

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Tuesday, October 17

Breakout: Established on RNP

Moderator: Mitchell Bernstein, FAA Speakers: Phil Hargarten, NATCA Ron Renk, United Airlines Chris Simmonds, FAA Mark Steinbicker, FAA Nick Tallman, FAA Maryland C

7:30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Registration Open

Convention Center Pre-Function Area 7:30 - 8 a.m.

Welcome Coffee

Sponsored by:

Bernstein

Renk

Steinbicker

Tallman

Bernard

Groce

Maryland Ballroom Foyer 11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.

ATCA Awards Luncheon

8 - 8:45 a.m.

Maryland Ballroom B & D

Fireside Chat

Dan Elwell, Deputy Administrator, FAA Maryland Ballroom B & D

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Breakout: SWIMming in

Data at Home and Abroad

Moderator: John Bernard, Harris Corporation Speakers: Nadine Alameh, Snowflake Software Jeri Groce, FAA Bill Murphy, IATA Maryland A

8:45 - 10:00 a.m.

General Session: Solve for X: Big Data + X = NextGen Success

Moderator: Natesh Manikoth, FAA Speakers: Mark Denicuolo, FAA Melynda Eden, Unisys Josh Gustin, FAA Scott James, Noblis Henry Sowell, Hortonworks Maryland Ballroom B & D

Breakout: How Will We Transition Manikoth

with New Reform?

Eden

Moderator: Dorothy Robyn Speakers: Sid Koslow William Miracky, Deloitte Consulting LLP Steve Welman, MITRE Corporation Maryland C

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A & B

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.

Gustin

Ice Cream Break with Exhibitors

Break with Exhibitors

Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge

4 p.m. Exhibit Hall Closes

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.

6 - 7 p.m.

Breakout: Weather or Not, Make Every Day a VFR Day

Moderator: Mark Andrews, CACI Speakers: Tim Campbell, PASSUR Mark DePlasco, FAAMA Steve Hansen, NATCA Maryland 1/2/3

Breakout: Above and Beyond: BVLOS/HighAltitude Autonomy

Moderator: Dr. Parimal Kopardekar, NASA Speakers: Charlton Evans, Insitu Jesse Kallman, Airbus Maureen Keegan, FAA Tom Prevot, Uber Maryland A

Sponsored by:

Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge

Sponsored by:

10 - 10:45 a.m.

Robyn

2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Reception Maryland Ballroom B & D 7 - 9 p.m.

2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Banquet Honoring Richard Anderson DePlasco

Hansen

Maryland Ballroom B & D Title Sponsors:

Silver Sponsor:

Kopardekar

Kallman

Prevot

9 - 10 p.m.

2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award Dessert Reception Maryland Ballroom B&D Foyer


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Company................................................... Booth Advanced ATC..............................................355 Aireon LLC....................................................535 Air Traffic Technology International..............114 AWI................................................................220 Association of Collegiate Training Institutions..................................................133 ATAC..............................................................539 ATCA.............................................................451 ATCA Social Media.......................................131 AvMet Applications, Inc................................202 Boeing...........................................................303 CGH Technologies, Inc.................................728 CI2 Aviation Bermuda, Ltd............................708 CI2 Aviation, Inc............................................706 Cobec Consulting, Inc..................................232 Cobham........................................................112 CS SOFT.......................................................614 CSRA.............................................................335 CSSI, Inc.......................................................501 Department of Transportation Volpe National Transportation Systems Center ... 602 Diamond Antenna & Microwave Corporation................................................609 DIGITALiBiz, Inc / iBiz...................................519 Easat Radar Systems Ltd.............................312 EIZO Inc........................................................511 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University..........543 Enovative Technologies................................605 Esterline.........................................................319 Evans Consoles............................................110 EY..................................................................236 FAA - EON.....................................................734 FAA - Mobile Truck Unit................................732 FAA Center of Excellence for Technical Training and Human Performance.............730 FAA Drone Cage......................FAA Drone Cage FAA Managers Association (FAAMA)............106 FAA Small Business Development Office.....122 FAA System Wide Information Management (SWIM).................................443 NextGen Flight 101.......................................523 FREQUENTIS USA INC................................419 General Dynamics Mission Systems............529 Grant Thornton..............................................716 Gryphon Sensors..........................................135 Guntermann & Drunck GmbH......................507 Harris Corporation........................................403 iCatalyst, Inc.................................................714 Intelligent Automation, Inc............................607 Intersoft Electronics......................................226 Iron Bow Technologies.................................603 Jane’s By IHS Markit.....................................118 JMA Solutions...............................................300 Kongsberg.....................................................229 Kongsberg Geospatial..................................537

Don’t Miss These YAP Events ATC Platinum Rule: Train Others as They Would Like to Be Trained (conference session) – Monday, Oct. 16 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. YAP Tower Talks (Exhibit Hall programming, Aireon Arena) – Tuesday, Oct. 17 – 3-4 p.m.

Leidos............................................................313 Leonardo Company......................................421 Lester Publications, LLC...............................600 Lockheed Martin...........................................203 LS Technologies............................................107 M.C. Dean, Inc. ............................................124 Madrid CVB (Conference Studios)...............555 Masterclock, Inc............................................100 MCR Federal, LLC........................................347 Midwest ATC Service, Inc.............................230 MITRE...........................................................628 MOOG, Inc....................................................612 Mosaic ATM, Inc...........................................101 NAS Animated Storyboard...........................720 NATCA...........................................................234 NAVCANatm.................................................435 NDI................................................................523 Noblis............................................................456 Northrop Grumman Park Air.........................139 Plantronics, Inc.............................................317 Pragmatics, Inc.............................................201 Raytheon.......................................................413 Red Hat, Inc..................................................200 Robinson Aviation (RVA), Inc........................503 Russ Bassett Corp........................................702

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RYMSA RF....................................................513 Saab North America.....................................429 Searidge Technologies............................... 435A Skymantics....................................................116 SkySoft-ATM.................................................621 Snowflake Software......................................545 Solace...........................................................718 Splunk...........................................................722 Stockton Aviation Research & Technology Park (Stockton ARTP)............606 STR-SpeechTech Ltd....................................619 Sunhillo Corporation.....................................105 Systems Atlanta, Inc.....................................321 Telephonics...................................................345 Telrad Networks............................................222 Terma North America, Inc.............................349 TETRA TECH................................................223 Thales............................................................329 The Washington Consulting Group..............318 UCAR/NCAR.................................................316 Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology..........................................700 Veracity Engineering.....................................400 World ATM Congress....................................551

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ATCA Awards Luncheon to Celebrate, Honor Industry Heroics The 2017 ATCA Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 17 will celebrate dozens of extraordinary men, women, and organizations in air traffic and aviation. Here’s one story… On February 5, 2017 (“Superbowl Sunday”), a team of seven air traffic controllers from the Fort Worth Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZFW) went into overtime to aid a pilot whose Cessna Cardinal had expe-

A few moments later, the controllers breathed a huge sigh of relief when the pilot texted Enis: “Landed safely … by the grace of God.”

rienced complete electrical failure upon returning to Paris Airfield in North Texas. Operations Supervisor Brian Beck was down to his last six controllers – each with an hour left on their final shift. The 7700 emergency code appeared intermittently, then stopped completely. The target disappeared from the radar, with no voice communication from the pilot. Operations Manager Michael Turner

processed an alert notice requesting an extensive communication search for overdue, unreported, or missing aircraft. The controllers continued to try to contact the pilot to no avail, but observed a faint blip return to the radar screen that appeared to be proceeding to the southwest along the Cessna’s previous track. Porter split off that radar sector to isolate the frequencies in an effort to reestablish communications with who he hoped was the Cessna pilot. Over the next 40 minutes, Porter repeatedly attempted to advise the aircraft of its position to emergency airports and weather conditions favorable for VFR landing. He coordinated with controller Hugh Hunton on possible emergency airports located just south of Dallas. Hunton and Porter brainstormed ways to contact the Cessna and asked Beck to look up the Cessna’s tail number in the FAA Airman’s Registry. After exhausting most attempts to contact the aircraft, Enis asked for the pilot’s phone number so he could step out of the area and call the pilot himself. From his experience during Hurricane Ike in 2008, Beck remembered that sometimes only text messages go through and asked Enis to text the pilot’s cell phone instead.

Contact was successful, but the situation remained dire. Operations Supervisor Michael Clifford worked with Hunton and controller Thomas Herd to contact Greenville security to turn on the airport runway lights and advised fire and rescue of the emergency aircraft inbound to the field. The pilot lined up for Greenville Majors Airport and circled to make an approach to the north. Working with Clifford, the

Greenville Fire and Rescue personnel reported that they saw a small aircraft land on the runway and were able to verify the tail number as that of the plane in distress. A few moments later, the controllers breathed a huge sigh of relief when the pilot texted Enis: “Landed safely … by the grace of God.” See the full list of award recipients at www.atca.org/atca-awardsprogram.

ATCA President and CEO Peter F. Dumont with Tuskegee Airman at last year’s ATCA Annual.

SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT NAME: Dr. Parimal Kopardekar (“PK”) TITLE: Senior Technologist - Air Transportation System ORGANIZATION: NASA SESSION: ATC: Be All That You Can Be TIME AND LOCATION: Monday, October 16 at 9:15 a.m. THE MESSAGE I WANT TO GET ACROSS IN MY PANEL IS … The exciting research and technology development and

partnership opportunities to increase efficiency of current operations and enable safe, scalable, sustainable, and secure access to new entrants like drones, urban air mobility operators, commercial space, and high-altitude operators. NASA is looking forward to collaborative innovation with many government, industry, and academic partners.

I FEEL MOST SUCCESSFUL WHEN … I am able to develop new concepts and

technology ideas to improve National Airspace System operations. I feel particularly successful when I can motivate others to join airspace operations R&D efforts to create future airspace operations.

I’M MOST PROUD OF …Collaboration with industry and government in developing concepts, technology, and tests related to UTM technical capability levels.

IF YOU COULD HAVE LUNCH WITH ANYONE, WHO WOULD IT BE? Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO.

WHAT BOOK IS CURRENTLY ON YOUR NIGHT STAND? Books on college admission for my daughter (just kidding), Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.

HOW I GOT INTO THE AVIATION INDUSTRY: I listened to a talk in 1992 on

air traffic management systems at a System Safety Conference in Cincinnati. I got attracted to that domain. I spent months trying to find a part-time job and a Ph.D. dissertation topic. A FAA Technical Center contractor hired me part-time, and with my remaining time, I pursued my Ph.D. I have continued my passion for ATM R&D since.

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Shuttle Bus Schedule October 16 • 17 • 18

Departures from FAA (with access to L’Enfant Plaza Metro) FAA FOB10A from the C Street side of the building to Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center 7:30 A.M. 8:00 A.M. 8:30 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 9:30 A.M. 10:00 A.M. 10:30 A.M. 11:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M. 12:00 A.M. 12:30 P.M. 1:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M. 2:00 P.M. 2:30 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 3:30 P.M. 4:15 P.M. 4:45 P.M. 5:30 P.M. 6:15 P.M. Tuesday Only: First Shuttle Departs 7:00 AM Wednesday Only: Last Shuttle Departs 2:00 PM Departures from Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center. Returning to FAA FOB10A. Depart from Porte-Cochere off Maryland Ballroom Foyer. 8:15 A.M 8:45 A.M. 9:15 A.M. 9:45 A.M. 10:15 A.M. 10:45 A.M. 11:15 A.M. 11:45 A.M. 12:15 P.M. 12:45 P.M. 1:15 P.M. 1:45 P.M. 2:15 P.M. 2:45 P.M. 3:15 P.M. 3:45 P.M. 4:30 P.M. 5:15 P.M. 5:45 P.M. 6:30 P.M. 7:00 P.M. 7:30 P.M. Wednesday Only: Last Shuttle Departs 4:30 PM Travel times are approximately 30 minutes each way depending on traffic conditions. NEED ASSISTANCE? Stop by the Shuttle desk in the Maryland Ballroom Foyer near the doors exiting to the parking garage.

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Aireon Arena Schedule of Events Monday, October 16 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. FAA COE SOAR

today (featuring 11+ hours of free education in the Exhibit Hall)

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Industry Approach for the Advancement of UAS Safety

11:45 a.m- 12:15 p.m. Help from Above: UAS as the New First Responder 12:20 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. AeroMACS Milestones and FCC Rulemaking Petition 1:15 - 1:45 p.m. Bullets, Balloons, and Bounds - How Early Incursions Into Airspace Over Private Property Were Dealt With and Why Congress Should Care

3:30 - 4:30 p.m Commercial Space: Opportunities and Challenges

1 - 1:45 p.m. Cloud-hosted Data and Analytics Services Speed Innovation

4:40 - 5 p.m. Migration TDM to IP - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

2 - 3 p.m. What the Flight! Over Six Billion ADS-B Position Messages in Seven Months

Tuesday, October 17 9:30 - 10 a.m. ADSB Evolving the Human Element in an Advisory World Increasingly Automated

3 - 4 p.m. W Tower A Y Talks P YAP

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Wednesday October 17

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CONFERENCE AGENDA 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Break with Exhibitors

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Exhibit Halls A & B, AT&T Conference Attendee Lounge 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

12 - 1 p.m.

Registration Open

Breakout: Accelerated Acquisition Challenges

Convention Center Pre-Function Area

Moderator: Dan Hanlon, Raytheon Speakers: Justin Barratt, Thales Mike Cirillo, Airlines for America (A4A) Smokey Robinson, DoD Maryland 1/2/3

8 - 9:15 a.m.

Women in Aviation Breakfast (Pre-Registration Required) Chesapeake D Title Sponsor:

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Cirillo

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Breakout: Adventures in Commercial Space Data

Gold Sponsors:

Moderator: Phil Bassett, FAA Speakers: Harry Bergmann, FAA Mark Denicuolo, FAA Dan Murray, FAA Audrey Powers, Blue Origin Caryn Schenewerk, SpaceX Maryland A

Silver Sponsor:

Bronze Sponsors:

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Breakout: Let’s Make a Deal, The Power of Procurement

Moderator: Reggie Govan, Former FAA Chief Counsel Speakers: Chris Bertram, B + S Strategies Matt Hampton, US DOT OIG John Kefaliotis, Metron Aviation, Inc. Tony Lo Brutto, Thales Naveen Rao, US House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Aviation Maryland C

9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Welcome Coffee

Maryland Ballroom Foyer 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Open Exhibit Halls A & B

9:30 - 10 a.m.

Hampton

Keynote Address

David Wajsgras, Raytheon Vice President and President of the Intelligence, Information and Services Business Maryland Ballroom B & D

1 - 2:30 p.m.

State of the ATO Luncheon Teri Bristol, COO, ATO, FAA Maryland Ballroom B & D

10 - 11:15 a.m.

General Session: Look Ma, No Hands: Moving to Autonomous Operations

Moderator: Kevin Shum, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore Speakers: Shum Todd Donovan, Thales Thomas Edwards, Crown Consulting Nancy Graham, Google Chip Meserole, The Boeing Company Lillian Ryals, MITRE Corporation Graham Maryland Ballroom B & D

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2:30 - 3 p.m.

Closing Remarks Donovan

Peter F. Dumont, President and CEO, ATCA Maryland Ballroom B & D

Edwards

3 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes Meserole

Ryals

Bertram

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Richard Anderson to Receive 2017 Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award The Air Traffic Control Association (ATCA) will present one of aviation’s premier awards and ATCA’s highest honor – the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award – to Amtrak President and CEO Richard Anderson. ATCA and the aviation industry will honor Anderson on October 17, 2017, at the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Banquet – a capstone to the ATCA Annual. Prior to becoming Amtrak’s leader in July 2017, Anderson spent 25 years in the aviation industry, most recently as executive chairman of the Delta Air Lines Board of Directors and the airline’s CEO from 2007 to 2016. Anderson has established himself by building strong businesses that create the best travel

Save the Date! The Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Banquet is Tuesday, October 17! There’s still time to purchase tickets! Visit www. atca.org/62annual. Want to purchase a table? Contact Mindy Soranno at 1-703-2992430 x300 or mindy.soranno@atca.org. Don’t forget to stop by the Glen Gilbert desk at registration to pick up your table assignment and drink tickets for Tuesday’s black-tie banquet!

experience possible for customers. A pillar of the aviation community, Anderson’s recent leadership as the chair of the NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) marked major gains in modernization and collaboration. In accepting the Glen A. Gilbert Memorial Award, Anderson joins aviation greats, including NATCA President Paul Rinaldi, the Hon. Jane Garvey, the Hon. Najeeb Halaby, Capt. Elrey B. Jeppesen, former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and pilot A. Scott Crossfield. About the Winner Anderson is the 11th executive to lead Amtrak since the company began operations in 1971. He has helped companies navigate bankruptcy, a major recession, and mergers and acquisitions. He is credited with bringing Delta Air Lines from the brink of bankruptcy to the successful airline it is today. He is passionate about building strong businesses that create the best travel experience possible for customers. Before heading Delta, he served as executive vice president at United Healthcare from 2004 to 2007 and as CEO of Northwest Airlines from 2001 to 2004, which later merged with Delta. Anderson began his career in the aviation industry in 1987 when he joined the legal division at Continental Airlines; prior to that he served as a Harris County, Texas, assistant district attorney and chief

Richard Anderson

counsel to the Harris County Criminal Courts at Law. After overseeing the merger of Northwest Airlines and Delta, Anderson focused on building employee engagement, strengthening customer service, reducing debt, controlling costs, and identifying new revenue streams. The company also entered into successful joint venture and equity-based partnerships with other leading airlines. In 2015, Delta Air Lines reported record earnings of $5.9 billion in adjusted, pre-tax income, and its market capitalization was more than $35 billion.

Anderson also prioritized the safety of Delta customers and employees. In 2008, the airline became the eighth participant in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP) Corporate Pilot. VPP provides a framework for management, labor, and OSHA to work cooperatively and proactively to prevent fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. Participation in VPP complemented Delta’s commitments to strong compliance practice and internal safety audits. During his time as Delta Air Lines CEO, the company was named the “2014 Airline of the Year” by Air Transport World magazine and was listed as one of FORTUNE magazine’s “50 Most Admired Companies.” In recognition of his strong management skills, he was named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” by Barron’s magazine and was ranked among the “Top 25 Most Influential Industry Executives” by Business Travel News. He currently serves as a director on the boards of Medtronic, Inc. and Cargill. Born in Galveston, Texas, Anderson also spent parts of his childhood in Dallas and Amarillo, where his family moved for his father’s job with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. He worked as a construction laborer while earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston – Clear Lake and a Juris Doctorate from the South Texas College of Law.

Solution to ATC Word Search puzzle from page 8

W T K H T J G X Z C S R O U T E F D G

A A E N O A A E A N R E C R O G E R R

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Thank You to Our 2017 ATCA Student Scholarship Donors! Cindy Castillo Raytheon Midwest ATC Service, Inc. Jack and Daphne McAuley Brian Townsend CSSI RVA Crown Consulting Digital iBiz The Fortier Group ATCSi Esterline Frequentis JMA JKJ Associates TKOs BCF Infina

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