2015 Sponsors

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Gold Sponsor
The 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.
Silver Sponsor

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

For 80 years, Jeppesen has made it possible for pilots and their passengers to safely and efficiently reach their destinations. Today, this pioneering spirit continues as Jeppesen delivers transformative information and optimization solutions to improve the efficiency of air and sea operations around the globe. Jeppesen is a Boeing subsidiary and part of the Digital Aviation business unit within Boeing Commercial Aviation Services. Boeing offers the industry’s largest portfolio of services, support and solutions, collectively known as the Boeing Edge, providing customers a competitive advantage by solving real operational problems, enabling better decisions, maximizing efficiency and improving environmental performance – intelligent information solutions across the entire aviation ecosystem.
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.
Bronze and Continental Breakfast Sponsor

SAIC is a leading technology integrator providing full life-cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC’s deep domain knowledge and customer relationships enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex government and commercial projects. SAIC’s approximately 13,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. federal government, state/local, and global commercial markets, specializing in providing a broad range of higher-end, differentiated technical capabilities. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of about $4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.saic.com.
Bronze Sponsor
Airlines for America

Airlines for America (A4A) advocates on behalf of its members to shape crucial policies and measures that promote safety, security and a healthy U.S. airline industry. We work collaboratively with airlines, labor, Congress and the Administration and other groups to improve air travel for everyone.

Annually, commercial aviation helps drive nearly $1.5 trillion in U.S. economic activity and more than 11 million U.S. jobs. Our member carriers and their affiliates transport more than 90 percent of all U.S. airline passenger and cargo traffic, and support the integral role the nation’s airlines play in connecting people and goods globally, spur the nation’s economic growth and create more high-paying jobs.

Bronze Sponsor
Aircraft Owners & 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 world’s largest aviation member association. With representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., 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.
Bronze Sponsor
Alaska Airlines

At Alaska Airlines, our commitment to safety, running an on-time operation and providing customer service that goes above and beyond our travelers’ expectations is what we’re all about. And don’t let our name fool you. While we were born and raised in the state of Alaska, our airline and our route system have grown to serve more than 100 cities throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico from our hometown of Seattle, Wash. We now fly from the Pacific Northwest to most every major travel market throughout the U.S., including serving all three Washington, D.C.-area airports. This spring, we introduced a whole new inflight customer experience, Alaska Beyond, which features custom leather seats with 110v/USB power at every seat, free and premium entertainment streamed to your own device, artisan-styled food and beverages inspired by the Pacific Northwest and premium beers and wines. Read more about Alaska Airlines Beyond Service at our blog http://blog.alaskaair.com/
Bronze Sponsor

As trusted partner to the FAA for decades, Harris engineered solutions are among the world’s most reliable.  With over 14,000 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 http://harris.com/atc
Bronze Sponsor

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft, and its turbochargers are used by nearly every automaker and truck manufacturer around the world. The Aerospace business unit develops innovative solutions for more fuel-efficient automobiles and airplanes, more direct and on-time flights, safer flying and runway traffic, along with aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity services, logistics, and more. The business delivers safer, faster, and more efficient and comfortable transportation-related experiences worldwide. For more information, visit www.honeywell.com or follow us at @Honeywell_Aero and @Honeywell_Turbo
Bronze Sponsor

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline™ with other focus cities in Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Juan, and Orlando. Known for its award-winning service and free TV as much as its low fares, JetBlue offers the most legroom in coach of any U.S. airline (based on average fleet-wide seat pitch) as well as super-spacious Even More Space seats. JetBlue is also America’s first and only airline to offer its own Customer Bill of Rights, with meaningful and specific compensation for customers inconvenienced by service disruptions within JetBlue’s control. JetBlue serves 79 cities with 750 daily flights. With JetBlue, all seats are assigned, all fares are one-way, and an overnight stay is never required
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 10,000 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

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
Thales Global Services

Thales is a global technology leader in air traffic management, offering a comprehensive range of automation, navigation, and surveillance solutions. Our solutions are targeted toward our customer’s needs, everaging the latest technologies. Our engineers participate in a variety of working groups and industry forums to help architect and deploy innovative 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.
Jetsetter Memo Book
The Cargo Airline Association

The Cargo Airline Association is the nationwide voice for members of the all-cargo air carrier industry, and others in the air cargo marketplace that depend on these services. Located in Washington, D.C., the Association is responsible for representing the industry before federal and state regulatory bodies, the United States Congress and, when necessary, in the federal and state courts. The Association also acts as a resource tool for its members and serves as an educational voice of the industry.
Padfolio 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.
Symposium Bag Sponsor
CSSI, Inc.

CSSI, Inc. partners with government and commercial clients to ensure transportation systems are designed and equipped to safely and efficiently move people and materials. Leveraging deep roots in aviation, CSSI, Inc. pioneers innovative analytics and best practices that enhance productivity, decrease costs, and improve safety. Founded in 1990, CSSI, Inc. employs nearly 300 professionals, has offices in five locations and supports clients throughout the United States and globally. For more information on CSSI, Inc., please visit www.cssiinc.com
Badge and Lanyard

Airbus is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial aircraft and military airlifters with a 40-plus year track record of hi-tech innovation and excellence. The global company makes the most fuel-efficient and quiet aircraft available, seating from 100 to more than 500 passengers. With assembly lines in France, Germany, China and soon (to open in 2015) the United States, Airbus has sold nearly 14,000 aircraft to some 370 customers.
Laptop Lane
Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, simulation and training, and information management services is delivered by a global workforce, and a service and support network that crosses more than 150 countries. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.
Water Bottle Sponsor

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.
Industry Reception Sponsor
Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman has a legacy in securely integrating complex data systems leading to low-risk solutions that address customers’ most critical challenges. By leveraging existing open source tools, proven processes and technologies, we reduce our lead time to deliver predictable and reliable systems and solutions. Through our investments into our people, research and development, and our partnerships, we are able to better recognize customer needs and adapt to the evolving aviation challenges quickly and easily.
Industry Luncheon Co-Sponsor
American Airlines

On Dec. 9, 2013, AMR Corporation and US Airways Group Inc. announced the completion of the companies’ merger to officially form American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL).

American Airlines Group is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways. Together with American Eagle® and US Airways Express, the airlines operate an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to more than 330 destinations in 54 countries from its hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The American Airlines AAdvantage® and US Airways Dividend Miles programs allow members to earn and redeem miles for travel and everyday purchases as well as flight upgrades, vacation packages, car rentals, hotel stays and other retail products. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members and members-elect serve 981 destinations with 14,244 daily flights to 151 countries.

On an average day, American Airlines Group:

  • Flies about 530,794 passengers.
  • Flies about 6,700 flights
Industry Luncheon Co-Sponsor

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. To learn more, visit www.exelisinc.com
Networking Break Sponsor
General Aviation Manufacturers Association

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) represents over 80 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 as well as through its public information and education programs.
Networking Break Sponsor
International Air Transport Assoication

Air transport is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is its global trade organization. For more than 60 years, IATA has developed the commercialstandards that built a global industry. Today, IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise 240 airlines (from 118 countries) — the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them — representing 84 percent of total air traffic. IATA seeks to improve understanding of the industry among decision makers and increase awareness of the benefits that aviation brings to global, national and local economies.
Networking Break Sponsor
The MITRE Corporation

The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that provides systems engineering, research and development, and information technology support to the government. MITRE operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs) for the Department of Defense, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Internal Revenue Service and Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Homeland Security, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In addition, MITRE has an independent research program that explores new and expanded uses of technologies to solve our sponsors’ most challenging problems. To learn more, visit www.mitre.org.
Speaker Ready Room Sponsor
Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA)

The Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) is the largest airline pilot union in the world and represents more than 51,000 pilots at 30 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.
Industry Partner
Airports Council International – North America

The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. ACI-NA works closely with RTCA to ensure that we advocate policies and provide services that strengthen the ability of airports to serve their passengers, customers and communities.

ACI-NA is the largest of the five worldwide regions of Airports Council International (ACI).

Industry Sponsor
Regional Airline Association

The Regional Airline Association (RAA) represents the interests of 27 member airlines and nearly 200 associate members. With safety as its highest priority, RAA represents North American regional airlines and the manufacturers of products and services supporting the regional airline industry, before the Congress, DOT, FAA and other federal agencies. With more than 13,000 regional airline flights every day, regional airlines operate 50 percent of the nation’s commercial schedule. Visit www.raa.org and www.onelevelofsafety.com to learn more about the vital regional airline industry.

Thank you to our 2015 Sponsors!