2013 Sponsors

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Thank you to our 2013 Symposium sponsors!

Conference App Sponsor
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly for thousands of pilots, aircraft owners and aviation enthusiasts. With a membership base of nearly 400,000, AOPA is the largest aviation association in the world. With representatives based in Frederick, MD, Washington, DC, and seven regions across the United States, AOPA provides member services that range from advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to legal services, flight planning products, safety programs and award-winning media products. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org
Silver Sponsor
Boeing

The Boeing Company is working with government, industry and airline partners around the globe to improve the world’s air traffic system. By applying expertise in the areas of modeling and simulation, airspace design, systems integration and navigation services, Boeing’s Air Traffic Management team is at the forefront of creating the infrastructure for a transformational air traffic management system. This transformational system relies on precision aircraft trajectories, system-wide information management architecture, network-enabled operations, and global interoperability.
Silver Sponsor
Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin provides safe, efficient and cost-effective air traffic management systems and general aviation flight services. More than 60 percent of the world’s air traffic and 80 percent of the world’s managed oceanic airspace are guided by our systems. We work alongside the Federal Aviation Administration to enhance air transportation safety and serve as the backbone of the nation’s airspace systems by processing flight radar data, providing communications support and generating display data to air traffic controllers. Our technologies are modernizing air traffic management; offering air traffic controllers more flexibility in routing, collaborative decision making, strategic conflict detection and more accurate and timely navigation information — all of which lead to safer skies.
Industry Lunch Co-Sponsor
ITT Exelis

ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com
Bronze Sponsor
Airbus

Airbus is a leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus champions innovative technologies and offers some of the world’s most fuel efficient and quiet aircraft. Airbus has sold over 12,400 aircraft to more than 350 customers worldwide. Airbus has achieved more than 7,700 deliveries since the first Airbus aircraft entered service. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.
Bronze Sponsor
Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA)

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents nearly 50,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Founded in 1931, the Association is chartered by the AFL-CIO and the Canadian Labour Congress. Known internationally as US-ALPA, it is a member of the International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations.
Bronze Sponsor
GE Aviation

GE Aviation provides airlines, air navigation service providers and airports with services to make the way we fly more efficient. With Performance-based Navigation design and consulting, fuel management, flight safety analytics and airline-based flow management products, GE is building the foundation to support air traffic modernization. Learn more at www.geaviation.com.
Bronze Sponsor
Harris Corporation

As trusted partner to the FAA for decades, Harris engineered solutions are among the world’s most reliable.  With over 15,000 employees—including nearly 6,000 engineers and scientists; Harris’ vast knowledge of global ATM communications and technologies is unparalleled and ranks it as a global leader and pioneer in the industry. We are fully committed to the transformation of the NAS, are dedicated to supporting the NextGen initiatives, and the seamless transition to global interoperability. To learn more about our Harris ATM capabilities and mission critical networks please visit us at www.harris.com/mcn.
Bronze Sponsor
Honeywell

Honeywell is an active participant in both the NextGen and SESAR programs and we are leading the way in developing technologies for the modernisation of the ATM system. Our innovative solutions, such as the SmartPath Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS) and our next generation, RNP enabling Flight Management Systems increase airport access and capacity, improve routing efficiency and reduce operating costs, making a more intelligent and effective ATM ecosystem possible today. Honeywell ATM solutions are available today, meeting the evolving needs of government agencies, aviation customers and airline passengers across the globe. With Honeywell, you’re cleared to land.
Bronze Sponsor
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)

Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 9,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show.
Bronze Sponsor
QinetiQ North America, Inc.

QinetiQ North America (QNA) shapes the future with revolutionary approaches to security and defense. Delivering world-class technology, responsive services, and innovative solutions for global markets, our solutions increase readiness, improve mission effectiveness, streamline operations and enhance security. Our engineers, scientists and other professionals deliver high quality products and services that leverage detailed mission knowledge and proven, reliable tools and methodologies to meet the rapidly changing demands of national defense, homeland security and information assurance customers. QNA is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. For more information visit www.qinetiq-na.comand join our conversation at www.facebook.com/qinetiqna.
Bronze Sponsor
Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 71,000 people worldwide. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter at @raytheon.
Bronze Sponsor
Tetra Tech AMT

Tetra Tech, with over 14,000 people in 300 offices worldwide has over 20 years of outstanding support to the FAA as a leading provider of consulting and engineering services specializing in infrastructure, aerospace, information technology, safety and environment. We provide mission critical information technology support services, including business transformation, identity management, information security, enterprise architecture, and enterprise software development.

Tetra Tech experts also provide a proactive, systematic approach to the management of Satellite Navigation and Performance Based Navigation (PBN) , aviation safety, environmental and safety management systems. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, Tetra Tech offers clear solutions focused to meet customer needs.

To learn more about Tetra Tech, go to www.TetraTech.com

Bronze Sponsor
Thales

Thales is a global technology leader in air traffic management and avionics, offering a comprehensive range of automation, navigation, and surveillance solutions, and avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft . Our solutions are targeted toward our customer’s needs, leveraging the latest technologies. Our engineers participate in a variety of working groups and industry forums to help architect and deploy innovation solutions which comply with industry standards for increased aviation safety, capacity and efficiency. With engagement in NextGen and SESAR, Thales assists in harmonizing efforts between the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world. For more information, please visit www.thalesgroup.com/usa.
Continental Breakfast Sponsor
National Air Traffic Controllers Association

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) represents over 20,000 controllers, engineers and other safety-related professionals, with membership from every state, territory and possession of the United States. Certified in 1987, they are one of the strongest and most influential labor unions in the federal sector, and a direct affiliate of the AFL-CIO. Highly skilled and fully committed to ensuring the safety of every flight, our team of safety professionals is proud to represent not only the interests of our membership, but the safety interests of the flying public as well. Safety Above All is the litmus test in which all decisions are based as we continually strive to improve and enhance aviation safety in order to maintain the safest air traffic control system in the world.
Symposium Bag Sponsor
ARINC, Inc.

ARINC customers around the world rely on our leadership and expertise in communications, engineering and systems integration. Our proven solutions help the commercial customers, and governments mitigate risk, improve operational and systems performance, and meet critical program requirements.

Our technical strength, innovation, disciplined pursuit of excellence, and dedication to our customer’s success are all key distinctions that define our past, strengthen our present, and focus our future.

Our solutions serve the following industries: Aerospace, Airports, Aviation, Government, Security, and Transportation.

ARINC Incorporated, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group is headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland with regional headquarters in London and Singapore. ARINC is ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100:2009 Rev C certified.

Industry Reception Co-Sponsor
Airlines for America

Airlines for America (A4A) vigorously advocates for the American airline industry as a model of safety, customer service and environmental responsibility; and as the indispensable network that drives our nation’s economy and global competitiveness. Today, A4A members and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic. A4A also advocates for a National Airline Policy that would enable a strong, healthy and globally competitive U.S. airline industry. A key pillar of the National Airline Policy is the need for a modernized air traffic control system that would make air travel more efficient, dependable and convenient. Learn more at www.nationalairlinepolicy.com.
Industry Reception Co-Sponsor
General Aviation Manufacturers Association

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) represents over 75 of the world’s leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA’s members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and they manage fleets of aircraft. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with a European office in Brussels, Belgium, GAMA represents the interests of its members to government agencies throughout the world. These interests include legislation, safety regulations and standards, market access, development of aviation infrastructure and aviation security. GAMA also works to promote the interests of general aviation worldwide through the development of worldwide standards at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as well as through its public information and education programs.
Badge and Lanyard Sponsor
Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation, a subsidiary of Airbus Americas and partner of Airbus ProSky, pioneered the advancement of Air Traffic Flow Management (ATFM), working with the FAA to develop the industry’s first Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) platform for optimizing system-wide traffic flow. Metron Aviation provides concept engineering, advanced research, software development, traffic flow management, surface operations management, airspace design and environmental analysis solutions to the global aviation industry. Metron Aviation fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking Air Traffic Management (ATM) research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. Metron Harmony, Metron Aviation’s commercial product, provides integrated ATFM and CDM capabilities for the world’s leading Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs), airlines and airports. Metron Aviation customers include the FAA, NAV CANADA, NASA, ATNS, FedEx, Air Canada, Memphis International Airport, Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Airservices Australia and many more. For more information, please visit www.metronaviation.com.
Laptop Lane Sponsor
Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the design, production and support of innovative solutions for our customers in aerospace and defense. Working together, our global team shares a vision to create the most trusted source of communication and aviation electronics solutions, applying insight and foresight to help our customers succeed.
Water Bottle Sponsor
Noblis

Noblis is a non-profit science, technology and strategy organization that helps clients solve complex systems, process and infrastructure problems in ways that benefit the public. Our unique impartial, independent stance—free of any ties to commercial interests—assures clients that our counsel and implementation support is offered purely in their best interest. Noblis is renowned for its work with numerous government agencies. We bring the best of scientific thought and engineering know-how to find solutions that are practical, efficient and effective. You will find Noblis at work in many fields, including: transportation; energy and the environment; national and homeland security; information technologies; and healthcare.
Networking Break Sponsor
CSSI, Inc.

CSSI is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary firm with leading-edge skills in engineering, information technology, safety management and applied research. Dedicated to solving its customer’s toughest challenges, CSSI delivers strong leadership, high-quality solutions and innovative thinking. As an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, CSSI is leveraging its unparalleled experience to help design and develop the Next Generation Air Transportation System. CSSI is also supporting the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Organization’s Office of Safety in its mission to improve safety and reduce risk in the National Airspace System.
Networking Break Sponsor
The MITRE Corporation

The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization chartered to work in the public interest. As a national resource, we apply our expertise in systems engineering, information technology, operational concepts and enterprise modernization to address sponsors’ critical needs. MITRE manages six federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) and has its own independent research and development program that explores new technologies and new uses of technologies to solve sponsors’ problems in the near-term and in the future.
Industry Partner Sponsor
ICF International

Since 1969, ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. With more than 60 offices and more than 4,500 employees worldwide, we bring deep domain expertise, problem-solving capabilities, and a results-driven approach to deliver strategic value across the lifecycle of client programs.

At ICF, we partner with clients to conceive and implement solutions and services that protect and improve the quality of life, providing lasting answers to society’s most challenging management, technology, and policy issues. As a company and individually, we live this mission, as evidenced by our commitment to sustainability and carbon neutrality, contribution to the global community, and dedication to employee growth. Visit us at www.icfi.com

Industry Partner Sponsor
Mosaic ATM

Mosaic ATM Inc. develops engineering solutions and products, from research prototypes to operational systems, to support our nation’s Air Transport System.

Our focus is excellence in the design and development of intelligent, digital reasoning systems that drive the predictive planning and decision-making within real-time command and control systems. Our services and products are employed in NextGen air traffic control systems and in airport operations. Sentix, Inc., our wholly owned subsidiary, specializes in unmanned system technologies to enhance safe operations in the NAS. Our talents are project management, system engineering, operations research, software engineering, systems integration, and system support. We use our skills in Enterprise Architecture and Big Data to aid in solving challenges in air transport operations.

Our dedication is to provide our customers with solutions developed through a staff of industry-recognized experts in engineering and in air traffic management—that is why “ATM” is in our name.

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