NATCA’s Annual Safety Conference Begins March 2; Live Webcast
Friday, February 27, 2015

CONTACT: Sarah McCann, 315-796-1560

WHAT: Communicating for Safety (CFS), the aviation industry’s leading conference, hosted annually by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA). CFS is the only conference to focus specifically on the air traffic needs of all members of the international and national aviation communities who are invested in the advancement of the National Airspace System.

WHEN: Monday, March 2 at noon PST through Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

WHERE: The Rio Hotel, Las Vegas.

LIVE WEBCAST: Available on Video archive of the conference will also be available after the conference on

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Paul Rinaldi, President, NATCA; Michael Huerta, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration; Christopher Hart, Acting Chair, National Transportation Safety Board; Edward Bolton, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration; Tom Costello, Correspondent, NBC News; Gordon Graham, Risk Management Expert, Gordon Graham Consultants; James H. Fallon, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.

PANEL TOPICS INCLUDE: The Chicago Center outage, air traffic control modernization and safety, how voluntary reporting has advanced aviation safety, aviation weather, human factors in pilot and controller communications, foundations of professionalism and the national safety initiative.

FULL AGENDA (subject to change):

ARCHIE LEAGUE MEDAL OF SAFETY AWARDS: Live webcasting begins Wednesday, March 4 at 8 p.m. PST. This is NATCA’s 11th annual banquet, celebrating the extraordinary work of its members who saved lives during a flight assist or emergency situation in the previous year. The award is named for the first air traffic controller.