The Global Air Traffic Controllers Alliance will be attending the World ATM Congress in Madrid this year. Please come and meet us at our stand (#1306) In addition, we will be holding two panels in the NOKIA ATM Theatre on Tuesday 12th March. The details of the panels are outlined below;

The Alliance: A Global View of Collaboration, 1600 – 1700

This panel will allow labour leaders, from across the world, to explain how they work with Air Navigation Service Providers and Regulators to best serve the broader Aviation Community.  The panellists will share their experiences on how a truly collaborative relationship is in the best interests of all users of the air traffic systems.

Panel moderated by Jim Ullmann, Director Safety & Technology, National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA).

Panellists;

  • Paul Winstanley – Chair, Prospect ATCOs’ Branch (UK) and President of The Alliance.
  • Paul Rinaldi – President, NATCA.
  • Peter Duffey – President CATCA.
  • Thomas McRobert – President Civil Air Australia.
  • Kelvin Vercoe – ATC Director New Zealand Airline Pilots Association (NZAPLA).
  • Alfonso Guerrero – Secretary of International Relations, Unión Sindical de Controladores Aéreos (USCA).

Industry Perspective: The End Users Role in a Collaborative Environment, 1700 – 1800

Explore the benefits that can be gained, by those developing new technologies in World ATM, by undertaking a collaborative approach with the ultimate end user (the Air Traffic Controller.)  The panel will discuss the importance of collaboration with the end user, and how both Industry and ATM can benefit from a collaborative approach to ensure that any technological innovations benefit both industry and the profession.

Panel moderated by Peter Duffey – President, Canadian Air Traffic Controllers Association (CATCA).

Panellists;

  • Paul Winstanley – Chair, Prospect ATCOs’ Branch (UK) and President of The Alliance.
  • Paul Rinaldi – President, NATCA.
  • Vinny Capezzuto –  Chief Technology Officer and Vice President Engineering, Aireon.
  • Rudy Kellar – Executive Vice President, Service Delivery, NavCanada.
  • Kip Spurio – Technical Director, Raytheon.
  • Per Ahl – Vice President Head of Marketing & Sales, Digital Air Traffic Solutions, Saab.

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