2017 Sponsors SPONSORSHIP BROCHURE

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Gold Sponsor
Delta Air Lines

Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 322 destinations in 58 countries on six continents.
Gold Sponsor
National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA)

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
American Airlines

American Airlines and American Eagle offer an average of nearly 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in more than 50 countries. American has hubs in Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. American is a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, whose members serve more than 1,000 destinations with about 14,250 daily flights to over 150 countries. Shares of American Airlines Group Inc. trade on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol AAL. In 2015, its stock joined the S&P 500 index. Connect with American on Twitter@AmericanAir and at Facebook.com/AmericanAirlines.
Silver Sponsor/Awards Luncheon
The Boeing Company

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/Awards Luncheon
Jeppesen

For more than 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/Awards Luncheon
Leidos

Leidos is a global technology leader within the airport and ATM sectors. Our operational platforms are trusted by over 100 airports globally to help handle the 1.3 billion passengers and 3 million flight movements annually. In the US and around the world, we develop en route, terminal and surface ATC systems that control more than 60 percent of the world’s air traffic, as well as decision support tools, precision air navigation, and general aviation solutions. We also develop the US oceanic ATC system that manages 80 percent of the world’s oceanic traffic.
Silver Sponsor/Industry Lunch
Harris Corporation

As trusted partner to the FAA for decades, we are fully committed to the transformation of the National Airspace System, are dedicated to supporting the NextGen initiatives, and the seamless transition to global interoperability. Harris’ vast knowledge of global ATM communications and technologies is unparalleled and ranks it as a global leader and pioneer in the industry. To learn more about our Harris ATM capabilities and mission critical networks please visit us at http://harris.com/atc. Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com.
Silver Sponsor
Southwest Airlines

In its 46th year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other air carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by more than 54,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest operates more than 3,900 departures a day during peak travel season across a network of 101 destinations in the United States and eight additional countries with service to Varadero, Cuba and to Havana, Cuba.
Bronze Sponsor
Airlines for America (A4A)

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
Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines and Virgin America along with their regional partners, fly 40 million customers a year to 118 destinations with an average of 1,200 daily flights across the United States and to Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Cuba. With Alaska and Alaska Global Partners, customers can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 900 destinations worldwide. Alaska Mileage Plan ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Airline Loyalty Rewards Programs” in the J.D. Power Airline Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction Report for the last three consecutive years. Alaska Airlines is also proud to be ranked No. 1 in on-time performance for seven consecutive years by FlightStats.com, and has received other honors for philanthropy, community service and environmental stewardship, including being named the most fuel-efficient U.S. carrier for domestic operations for five consecutive years, by the International Council on Clean Transportation. To learn more, or to book travel, go to alaskaair.com
Bronze Sponsor
Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA)

Since 1939, AOPA has protected the freedom to fly by creating an environment that gives people of all ages the opportunity to enjoy aviation and all it has to offer. As the world’s largest community of pilots and aviation enthusiasts with representatives based in Frederick, Md., Washington, D.C., Wichita, Kans., and seven regions across the United States, AOPA’s events, initiatives, and services bring current and future pilots together and make aviation more accessible to everyone. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org
Bronze 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 improve reliability, maximize capacity and increase safety. Founded in 1990, CSSI supports clients throughout the United States and globally.

For more information about CSSI, Inc., please visit www.cssiinc.com.

Bronze Sponsor
Garmin

Garmin’s aviation business segment is a leading provider of solutions to OEM, aftermarket, military and government customers. Garmin’s portfolio includes navigation, communication, flight control, hazard avoidance, an expansive suite of ADS-B solutions and other products and services that are known for innovation, reliability, and value. For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

For more about Garmin’s full line of avionics, go to www.garmin.com/aviation.

Bronze Sponsor
Honeywell Aerospace

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 Airways

JetBlue was founded in 2000 with the mission of bringing humanity back to air travel. With focus cities in New York, Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Los Angeles/Long Beach, Orlando and San Juan, JetBlue is proud to Inspire Humanity through its distinctive product, culture and award-winning customer service. From our core experience (because we’re so much better than “coach”) to Mint — our refreshing
take on premium service — to the best crewmembers around, there’s nothing but blue skies ahead.JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 100 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 925 daily flights. For more information please visit www.jetblue.com.
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 11,000 members and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, includingthe NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show.
Bronze Sponsor
Raytheon

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2016 sales of $24 billion and 63,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 93 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 cybersecurity and a broad range of mission support services.
Bronze Sponsor
Thales

Thales is a global technology leader in air traffic management, offering a comprehensive range of automation, navigation, and surveillance solutions. With employees participating in a variety of working groups and industry forums, we architect and deploy innovative solutions which comply with industry standards for increased aviation safety, capacity and efficiency. With engagement in NextGen and SESAR, we assist in harmonizing efforts between the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world. For more information, please visit www.thalesgroup.com.
Lanyard & Symposium Bag Sponsor
Airbus

Airbus is a leader in aeronautics, space and related services, with a global workforce of 136,000. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats, and is also a leader in providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft.
Lanyard & Symposium Bag Sponsor
Metron Aviation

Founded in 1995, Metron Aviation is a trusted and proven innovator in the air traffic management (ATM) industry. A subsidiary of Airbus Americas, Metron Aviation has an honored past, developing ATM and air traffic flow management solutions for the global aviation industry, including the Federal Aviation Administration. By working with all stakeholders in the ATM ecosystem — air navigation service providers, airlines, airports, civil aviation authorities and other influencers — through its Collaborative Decision Making (CDM) process, Metron Aviation understands ATM’s greatest issues. It fuses advanced science and mathematics with unparalleled subject-matter expertise to turn groundbreaking ATM research concepts into next-generation operational capabilities. For more information, please visit: www.metronaviation.com.
NotePad Sponsor
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.
TweetWall Sponsor
Deloitte

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to deliver measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. Please see www.deloitte.com/about to learn more.
Wi-Fi Sponsor
GE Aviation

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE Aviation supports operators across the aviation ecosystem by leveraging data science, domain expertise and software capabilities, which, combined with GE’s operational experience, increase productivity, safety and asset utilization.
GE Aviation’s innovative solutions in systems engineering and expertise in avionics provide affordable systems critical to aircraft performance. GE is pushing the boundaries of aviation in areas such as open platform systems, future flight decks, UAV systems, aircraft health management and flight management systems. www.geaviation.com
Continental Breakfast Sponsor
SAIC

Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) is a $4.3 billion premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. Using its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance, SAIC has been a trusted partner to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for more than 30 years. SAIC is helping the FAA to safely transform the national air space (NAS) with next-generation technologies. As a full-scale training services provider, we are instructing the nation’s future and current air traffic controllers at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and at more than 190 FAA facilities across the nation. Our instructional design teams are collaborating with the FAA to develop, maintain, and enhance curriculum to help keep pace with hiring trends over the next several years. As a leading technology integrator, we deliver mission focused, full life cycle systems and safety engineers on critical communication, navigation, and surveillance systems. SAIC also deploys and operates technologies currently being used in the NAS. Our operational and regulatory experts support the FAA’s rule making; advise on policy strategies; and assist in systems and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) integration in the NAS. SAIC’s approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity, commitment, and dedication – helping the FAA achieve its mission to keep the skies safe. For more information, visit www.saic.com.
Continental Breakfast Sponsor
United Airlines, Inc.

United is focused on being the airline customers want to fly, the airline employees want to work for and the airline shareholders want to invest in.
World’s most comprehensive global route network, including world-class international gateways to Asia and Australia, Europe, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East with non-stop or one-stop service from virtually anywhere in the United States.

  • A modern fleet which is the most fuel-efficient among U.S. network carriers (when adjusted for cabin size)
  • Industry-leading loyalty program that provides more opportunities to earn and redeem miles worldwide
  • Optimal hub locations, including hubs in the four largest cities in the United States
  • Approximately 87,800 employees reside in every U.S. state and in countries around the world
Water Bottle Sponsor
Aireon

Aireon is deploying a space-based air traffic surveillance system for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft throughout the entire globe. Aireon will harness next-generation aviation surveillance technologies that are currently ground-based and, for the first time ever, extend their reach globally to significantly improve efficiency, enhance safety, reduce emissions and provide cost savings benefits to all stakeholders. Real-time ADS-B surveillance will cover oceanic, polar and remote regions, as well as augment existing ground-based systems that are limited to terrestrial airspace. In partnership with leading ANSPs from around the world, like NAV CANADA, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Enav and Naviair, as well as Iridium Communications, Aireon will have an operational, global, space-based air traffic surveillance system by 2018.
Networking Break Sponsor
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) represents over 100 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 Association (IATA)

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 70 years, IATA has developed the commercial standards that built a global industry. Today, IATA’s mission is to represent, lead and serve the airline industry. Its members comprise 270 airlines (from 118 countries) — the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them — representing 83 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 operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government. Our centers support our sponsors with scientific research and analysis, development and acquisition, and systems engineering and integration. We provide innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation’s most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, healthcare, and cybersecurity. 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 55,000 pilots at 32 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.
Charging Station Sponsor
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.
Industry Sponsor
Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA)

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. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 400 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!